Okolie will be making his fourth defence of the title under the tutelage of his newly-acquired trainer SugarHill Steward.
The Brit is unbeaten in his 19 fights, as he faces a long-time friend and sparring partner in Billam-Smith. Both fighters come into the fight with a point to prove.
Okolie’s last fight was a unanimous-decision win over David Light. However, the failure to knock him out raised question marks over his performance and a possible explanation for his quick return to the ring.
In contrast, Billam-Smith arrives with a spring in his step after having knocked out Armend Xhoxhaj in his previous fight.
The bout promises to be an explosive one, as the details for the fight are as follows below.
Lawrence Okolie vs. Chris Billam-Smith – WBO cruiserweight title
Mikael Lawal vs. Isaac Chamberlain – British cruiserweight title
Sam Eggington vs. Joe Pigford – junior middleweight
Lee Cutler vs. Stanley Stannard – junior middleweight
Karriss Artingstall vs. Jade Taylor – lightweight
Mace Ruegg vs. Dean Dodge – junior lightweight
Lewis Edmondson vs. Vladimir Belujski – light heavyweight
Tommy Welch vs. Amine Boucetta – heavyweight
Michael McKinson vs. Lebin Morales – welterweight
Where and When:
The main card starts at 7 p.m. BST / 3 p.m. ET. The ring walks should take place approximately at 10 p.m. BST / 6 p.m. ET. The fight is available to watch on Sky Sports.
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