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Photos: Lawrence Okolie, Luke Watkins - Ready For War

Lawrence Okolie will face Luke Watkins for the Commonwealth and WBA Continental Cruiserweight titles on a stacked line-up for the latest instalment of the JDNXTGEN series at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday June 6, live on Sky Sports. (photos by Lawrence Lustig)

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Okolie landed the WBA belt in his grudge match with Isaac Chamberlain at the start of the year in front of a huge crowd at The O2 in February, flooring the Brixton man twice in his first title fight and first over a championship distance.

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The unbeaten Team GB Rio Olympian now looks to add a second title to his collection in just his ninth pro outing but faces a stiff task in the face of Swindon ace Watkins.

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The 28 year old landed his title with a sixth round KO win over Robin Dupre at the east London boxing mecca in October before extending his own unblemished record to 13-0 in Leicester in December with a ninth win inside the distance over Mike Stafford – and both men expect to keep add the other man’s title in a York Hall classic.

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There’s a stacked card in support of the main event, with a second pro outing for Kazakhstan Olympic Gold medal hero Daniyar Yeleussinov amongst the highlights. The Rio Games star made a stunning start to life in the paid ranks with a third round KO on his debut in Brooklyn at the weekend, and British fight fans will get the chance of an intimate view of a future superstar.

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Powerhouse Reece Bellotti threatens steals the show every time he is in action, and he defends his Commonwealth Featherweight title against ‘Ruthless’ Ryan Doyle, while young unbeaten talents Ted Cheeseman and Felix Cash fight for the second time in 2018.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sammybee on 06-06-2018

Okolie vs Watkins will be exciting.

Comment by GlassJoey on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;18832509]Hopefully this is better than Okolie/Chamberlain. I've never actually seen Watkins fight, just know that he has a few solid wins at English level. Anybody that's seen Watkins give him a legit shot?[/QUOTE] No idea but I’m rooting for him…

Comment by GlassJoey on 06-05-2018

I’ve got ringside seats! Who wants to touch me?

Comment by P4Pdunny on 06-05-2018

Will tune in

Comment by BigZ44 on 06-05-2018

Hopefully this is better than Okolie/Chamberlain. I've never actually seen Watkins fight, just know that he has a few solid wins at English level. Anybody that's seen Watkins give him a legit shot?

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