former boxing partner Lawrence Neighborhood And Chris Billum-Smith See you later this week in a world-title fight.
Okoli enters Billum-Smith’s hometown Bournemouth With the WBO cruiserweight belt and an unbeaten record, but the challenger will be buoyed by huge support at the Vitality Stadium – home of his beloved AFC Bournemouth.
In his most recent fight, Okolie defeated David Light in March, knocking out the New Zealander Suffers a ‘mild stroke’ but expected to make ‘full recovery’, During this, Billum-Smith Named Knockout Of The Year Contender against Armand Zhojhaj in December.
Okolie (19-0, 14 knockouts) said of Billum-Smith (17-1, 12 knockouts) this week: “Chris, I love you, but I’ve got to get the knockout in this.”
Here’s everything you want to know.
when is it?
The match will take place at the Vitality Stadium, home of Premier League side AFC Bournemouth on Saturday 27 May.
The main card is set to begin at 7pm BST (11am PT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET), with the ring walk for the main event expected at around 10pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET).
how can i watch it?
The event will air live in the UK on Sky Sports, with the broadcaster’s website and Sky Go app also streaming the fights.
No US broadcaster has yet been confirmed for the event.
Ambient – 2/7
Billum-Smith – 11/4
Draw – 14/1
Complete Card (subject to change)
Lawrence Okolie (C) vs. Chris Billum-Smith (WBO cruiserweight title)
Mikael Lawal (c) vs. Isaac Chamberlain (British Cruiserweight Title)
Lee Cutler vs. Stanley Stannard (super-welterweight)
Mays Rueg vs. Dean Dodge (super featherweight)
Sam Eggington vs. Joe Pigford (super-welterweight)
Michael McKinson vs. TBA (welterweight)
Tommy Welch vs. TBA (heavyweight)
Karris Artingsall vs. Jade Taylor (featherweight)
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