Luke Watkins vs Lawrence Okolie

Luke Watkins vs Lawrence Okolie fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule and venue

Published On Tuesday, May 15, 2018By British Boxing News

All the details for Lawrence Okolie vs Luke Watkins championship clash

'The Sauce' will challenge 'The Duke' in the headlining fight on the next JD NXTGEN bill

Okolie (8-0) gambles his WBA Continental title for a chance to claim Watkins' (13-0) Commonwealth crown supported by an all-star cast and BBN have provided all the details to ensure you don't miss a single punch.

The Hackney puncher floored fellow Londoner Isaac Chamberlain twice in their domestic clash last February, but could not find a finishing punch, and Watkins vows to secure a more conclusive ending as he targets a 10th knockout win.


The bout takes place on Wednesday June 6


'The Home of Boxing' - York Hall, Bethnal Green

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute rounds at the cruiserweight limit

TV Coverage

Doors open at 5pm, first bell at 5:30pm. TV coverage starts on Sky Sports at 7:00pm.

Undercard highlights

There’s a stacked card in support of the main event, with a second pro outing for exciting Kazakhstan Olympic Gold medal hero Daniyar Yeleussinov (1-0) amongst the highlights. The Rio 2016 Games star made a stunning start to life in the paid ranks with a third-round KO on his debut in Brooklyn, and British fight fans will get the chance of an intimate view of a future superstar.

Watford powerhouse Reece 'Bomber' Bellotti (12-0), 27-years-old, steals the show every time he is in action and he defends his Commonwealth featherweight title against ‘Ruthless’ Ryan Doyle (16-2-1).

Ted Cheeseman (13-0) defends the WBA Iternational super-welterweight belt he won from Carson Jones against unbeaten challenger Paul Upton (15-0). The 22-year-old Millwall FC fan from Bermondsey has eight stoppages from 13 wins but will have a tough test in front of him in the form of Pauly Upton, an Irish national champion and one of three fighting brothers that includes former English super-lightweight champ Anto and English title contender Sonny.

25-year-old middleweight Felix Cash (8-0) fights for the second time this year.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean McGoldrick (5-0) makes his thir appearance of 2018.


Tickets went on sale at midday on May 3 to Matchroom Fight Pass members and general sale at midday on Friday May 4, priced £40, £70 and £150 VIP and are available from

Running Order

  • Luke Watkins VS Lawrence Okolie - 12 x 3 mins Commonwealth & WBA Continental Cruiserweight Titles
  • Reece Bellotti VS Ryan Doyle - 12 x 3 mins Commonwealth Featherweight Championship
  • Daniyar Yeleussinov - Welterweight Contest
  • Ted Cheeseman VS Pauly Upton - 10 x 3 mins WBA International Super-Welterweight Championship
  • Felix Cash - Middleweight Contest
  • Sean McGoldrick - Super-Bantamweight Contest
  • Craig Richards - Light-Heavyweight Contest
  • Danny Dignum - Super-Middleweight Contest
  • Louie Lynn - Featherweight Contest

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