Lawrence Okolie Booked for July 6

British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie is scheduled to return to the ring on July 6, as he’ll face the challenge of Jack Massey at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

There had been talks of Okolie facing former WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, but it appears those discussions have been put off, at least for now.

Okolie originally won the Commonwealth title against Luke Watkins in June 2018 but quickly vacated it and defeated Matty Askin three months later for the British title. Okolie defeated Wadi Camacho in March to retain the British title and win the Commonwealth title again.

The 16-0 Massey last competed in March, when he defeated Kent Kauppinen by decision at King George’s Hall in Blackburn, England.

More information on the July 6 card in Manchester, including the main event, will be announced in the coming week.

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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