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Lawrence Okolie Reveals Why He Can’t Fight Anthony Joshua

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Lawrence Okolie and Krzysztof Glowacki will be colliding tonight over the vacant WBO Cruiserweight World Title. The fight main events at The SSE Arena, Wembley live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

There have been talks of Okolie potentially moving on to Heavyweight, although he is not likely to get a fight against trainer Anthony Joshua.

“I plan to unify, I play to move up to heavyweight. But I think [the Joshua fight] would be a conflict of interests” Lawrence Okolie stated. “It’s not really in my plans. He’s obviously someone who has been a massive inspiration to my life and boxing.”

Lawrence Okolie on Anthony Joshua

“My mum, first and foremost, would never accept it” Okolie continued. “I think she would be rooting for AJ. That is not one I really look at. She loves him. She knows the impact he has had, she has seen the change in me, they’ve spoken, she roots for him and supports him.”

“If I say ‘I’m pushing all that to the side and I’m going to go after the money or whatever’. I don’t think she would be too happy about it!” Okolie continued. “It won’t happen in my opinion unless AJ turned round and said ‘I want to’¦’ but I can’t see that happening.”

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