Lawrence Okolie vs Matty Askin

Lawrence Okolie gets British title shot at champion Matty Askin

Published On Thursday, July 12, 2018By British Boxing News
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Lawrence Okolie gets British crusierweight title shot against champion Matty Askin

Lawrence 'The Sauce' Okolie (9-0) gets his dream title shot at British cruiserweight champion Matty 'The Assassin' Askin (25-3-1).

The BBBofC decided to put out the contest to purse bids by August 8 with the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.

Other championship news released from the Board:

HEAVYWEIGHT

HUGHIE FURY (Holder)


CRUISERWEIGHT

MATTHEW ASKIN (Holder) v LAWRENCE OKOLIE

The Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

CALLUM JOHNSON (Holder)


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant)


MIDDLEWEIGHT

JASON WELBORN (Holder) v TOMMY LANGFORD

The above contest to be promoted by Errol Johnson, will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. The winner to waive grace and defend against Mark Heffron when called upon to do so.


SUPER WELTERWEIGHT (Vacant)

ASINIA BYFIELD v TED CHEESEMAN

Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn will take place on Saturday, 20th October 2018 in London.


WELTERWEIGHT

BRADLEY SKEETE (Holder)

GARY CORCORAN v PADDY GALLAGHER

Paddy Gallagher withdrew from the above eliminator due to injury.

GARY CORCORAN v JOHNNY GARTON

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.


SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT (Vacant)

GLENN FOOT v ROBBIE DAVIES JNR.

Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn will take place on Saturday, 13th October 2018 in Newcastle.

AKEEM ENNIS BROWN v JOE HUGHES

No Purse bids were received for the above eliminator contest.


LIGHTWEIGHT

LEWIS RITSON (Holder)

ANDY TOWNSEND v ATIF SHAFIQ

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Steffy Bull for the above eliminator contest, which will take place on Friday, 5th October 2018 at Doncaster Dome.


SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

SAM BOWEN (Holder)

LEON WOODSTOCK v JORDAN MCCORRY

The Stewards decided to put out the above eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.

Further consideration of the division will be made at the next meeting.


FEATHERWEIGHT

RYAN WALSH (Holder) v ISAAC LOWE

Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be confirmed.

LEIGH WOOD v JORDAN GILL

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.

This contest is also for the Vacant English Featherweight Championship.


SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)

MARTIN WARD (Holder) v JAMES DICKENS

The above contest to be promoted by Dennis Hobson, will take place on Friday, 27th July 2018 at Rainton Meadows.


BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)

UKASHIR FAROOQ V JAMIE WILSON

The Stewards decided to approve a request from Promoter Iain Wilson for the above contest, which will take place on Thursday, 27th September 2018 at St Andrews Sporting Club. The winner to waive grace and defend when called upon to do so.

KYLE WILLIAMS v IAIN BUTCHER

The Stewards decided to put out the above eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.


SUPER FLYWEIGHT (Vacant)

RYAN FARRAG v BRADLEY WATSON

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.

This contest is also for Bradley Watson’s English Championship and therefore the Purse will be split 60%/40%.

JAY HARRIS v KYLE YOUSAF

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the contest to take place by the end of November 2018.


FLYWEIGHT

ANDREW SELBY (Holder)