Lawrence Okolie vs Jack Massey

Jack Massey closing in on Lawrence Okolie

Published On Monday, October 29, 2018By British Boxing News

Jack Massey closing in on British champion Lawrence Okolie

Fearsome cruiserweight Jack Massey heads for a pair of Manchester fights in November and December looking to tee up a tilt at British champion Lawrence Okolie.

The Derbyshire fighter has impressed in cruising to 14-0-KO7 and is out on the #WarsintheWarehouse card on November 9 before a slot on the Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton undercard on December 22.

Massey – just 25 – is already engaging in some social media sparring with Olympian Okolie (10-0-KO7), who won the British belt from Matty Askin, and although those methods don’t necessarily come naturally, he’s ready to do what it takes to secure title shots.

Massey said: “There’s been a bit of back and forth between myself and Lawrence on Twitter, which isn’t usually my style but it looks like a lot of fights are made this way now.
“I’ve been promised some big title fights so let’s see what we can get. A shot at the British title would be perfect for me.
“There was quite a lot of upset about Okolie’s last fight which is not good to hear. Being a cruiserweight myself, you want people to see that it’s a booming weight division. The more interest in the division, the better.
“I’m excited for these two fights. It’s so exciting to be on a bill like Warrington vs. Frampton in particular. It’ll be like a home show for me and what an event that’s going to be.
“I’ve not really had a break out of the gym and I’m always learning. I just got back from sparring the world No. 2 Mairis Briedis in Latvia so that’s going to stand me in good stead. I’m still improving all the time.”

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