Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lawrence Okolie Taken To Points: Cheeseman, Cordina Win

By Elliot Foster

Lawrence Okolie remained undefeated –– but he went the distance for the first time.

The cruiserweight, from Hackney, went six rounds with Blaise Mendouo at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

Okolie scored a knockdown in the fight, exclusively live on Sky Sports, as part of the JD NXTGEN card, but was forced to await a verdict for the first time since turning to the paid code.

boxing

Mendouo, who is now 3-4, was on the wrong end of a 59-55 decision, but deserves enormous amounts of credit for giving ‘The Sauce’ his first real test since making his debut.

Okolie undoubtedly has talent but the performance arguably left more questions than answers heading into a potential fight with Isaac Chamberlain, the undefeated former Southern Area champion, at some point in the near future.

Earlier in the card, Joe Cordina impressed to move to 4-0, scoring an opening round blowout of Jamie Speight.

The fight was set as a step-up for the ‘Welsh Wizard’, who only made his bow in the paid code back in April, but he dispatched of his foe with consummate ease after the referee stepped in following a damaging culmination of punches to Speight, who slips to 15-13 (2 KOs) in defeat.

And Ted Cheeseman scored a disqualification victory over Francesco Lezzi.

It was a dominant outing for the undefeated ‘Big Cheese’, who is the current English champion in the super-welterweight division, and it ended with the referee halting the action midway through the third of eight scheduled rounds before throwing Lezzi, who had previously only been stopped inside the distance once, out after several misdemeanours.

Cheeseman had been hoping to defend his belt on this card, but moved to 10-0 in far easier fashion.

Meanwhile, Felix Cash returned with a one-round stoppage win over Fernando Heredia in a scheduled six-round fight to move to 6-0 and William Webber outpointed Sonny Whiting to win on his professional debut.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Saunders: Canelo Doesn't Deserve Rematch; Hope GGG KOs Him Warren: Wilder-Fury is Really Big - On Level of Lewis vs. Tyson TJ Doheny: With My Team, My Ability - I Can Beat Anyone at 122 Atif Shafiq Gearing Up For Andy Townend Showdown Pintor Backs Canelo To Shock Gennady Golovkin in Rematch Wilder: Once I Beat Fury, Fans Must Pressure Joshua To Fight Me Filip Hrgovic vs. Amir Mansour on September 8, Cornish Out Khan vs. Vargas Card: Steven Donnelly, Sean McComb Added Shawn Porter Celebrates Arrival of 'Peak Week' For Danny Garcia Wilder: Joshua, Hearn Degraded Me - $15 Mill & No Percentage! Video: Joe Cortez Talks Wilder vs. Fury and Canelo vs. GGG Video: David Benavidez Talks Dirrell, Ramirez, Uzcatguei Video: Al Bernstein Discusses Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Cristofer Gonzalez: It Would Be an Honor To Face Sor Rungvisai Abel Sanchez: By End of 2019, Joyce Ready For Wilder, Joshua O'Sullivan: I'll Smash Through Lemieux - Canelo or GGG Next! Tyson Fury May Train in Big Bear For Deontay Wilder Clash Devin Haney vs. Juan Carlos Burgos - ShoBox Triple is Official Canelo vs. Golovkin Rematch - Undercard Officially Announced Tyson Fury Explodes on Dillian Whyte in War of Words Joshua Greer Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Hatton: Wilder is Technically Not That Good, Fury Wins on Points Fury: I'd Love Another Fight Before Wilder, Not an Ideal World PBC on FS1 - August 24 Card - 90 Minute Prelims Telecast Added Scott Quigg To Return On Saunders vs. Andrade October 20 Card Umar Salamov vs. Denis Liebau - September 5 in Russia Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Ruslan Madiev, Golden Boy on ESPN, 9/13 Usyk vs. Bellew In Play For November 10 in London Fury: F***ing Great Performance; Crowd Loved Every Minute! Terence Crawford Sees No Obstacles in Facing PBC Fighters Saunders Sees Wilder-Fury Unfolding Similar To Fury-Pianeta Frampton: Warrington is Not an Easy Fight, Will Be Very Exciting Hidenori Otake Vows To KO Isaac Dogboe in Glendale Jay Harris: Me vs. Andrew Selby is a Good Fight For Welsh Fans! Wilder: Joshua Got His Name By Beating an Inactive, Beaten Guy! Wilder: Fury is Ready, He's in Perfect Shape, No Excuses Andrew Moloney Ready For Concepcion, Wants Kal Yafai Video: Lamon Brewster Talks Wilder-Fury, Wilder-Joshua Fights Video: Jose Benavidez Talks Crawford Title Shot, Porter-Garcia Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury: The Heist
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement