Okoli has an opponent and a fight date. Hearn out of business


British WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okoli (18-0, 14 KOs) will face his mandatory New Zealand challenger David Light (20-0, 12 KOs) March 11 in London (England).

For the champion, the upcoming fight will be his debut on the Benjamin Sholom show (boxer) – Okoli left Eddie Hearn with a scandal (Matchroom Boxing).

The sides of the fighters agreed amicably and avoided promotional bidding, which was supposed to take place today.

Okoli and Hearn had previously threatened each other with lawsuits. The promoter claims that the fighter owes him one more fight under the contract. Champion disagrees.

The Okoli-Light fight will show live sky sports channelwith whom Hearn previously collaborated (before switching to
DAZN streaming
). Boxxer with Sky sports trying to sign other popular boxers in Britain who previously collaborated with Hearn: former champions Billy Joe Saunders and Kell Brook, as well as prospect Dalton Smith.

Light announced himself quite recently – fell, but snatched the victory from Glanton. The batch turned out just gorgeous. The visual impression was that both of them were potential top-ten fighters of the division.