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Boxing: Lawrence Okolie returns to action on undercard of Anthony Joshua against Carlos Takam fight

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 October 2017

Lawrence Okolie will fight in Cardiff on Saturday (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

Lawrence Okolie will fight in Cardiff on Saturday (pic: Paul Harding/PA)

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Stoke Newington boxer Lawrence Okolie will fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title defence against Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday.

Hackney cruiserweight Okolie, who has won all five of his pro fights to date, will face a selected opponent.

• Hackney light-heavyweight Michael Page marked his debut with a third-round stoppage of Spain’s Jonathan Castano on Saturday.

The 30-year-old was fighting on a Hayemarker promotion at Indigo at the O2 and took on an opponent who was having his 16th professional bout.

Page came with his hands low, throwing left jabs and using his reach advantage to force Castano onto the back foot.

In the third round, a right cross by Page landed flush on his opponents’ jaw, sending him to the canvas, with referee Robert Williams stopping the fight soon after.

It was a fine start to his boxing career for Page, who is a world champion in mixed martial arts.

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