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Boxing: Lawrence Okolie too strong for Adam Williams in Cardiff

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 November 2017

Lawrence Okolie knocks down Adam Williams (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

Lawrence Okolie knocks down Adam Williams (pic: Nick Potts/PA)

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Stoke Newington cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie punched too hard for Manchester’s Adam Williams at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.

Fighting on a Matchroom promotion organised by Eddie Hearn, Okolie came out throwing stiff jabs from the start and had Williams covering up.

Williams did well to survive until round three, when a left hook by Okolie dropped the Mancunian, and despite beating the count, referee Reece Cartwright stopped the fight.

“Another win in a different city,” said Okolie. “I hope to be fighting again on the Matchroom show in London on December 17.

“I understand I am ranked 15th in the world, so would like my next fight to be against anyone in the top 14.”

• Hackney-born super-lightweight Sam Maxwell beat Hungarian rival Gyula Tallosi with a first-round stoppage in Leeds at the weekend.

After waiting until after midnight for his scheduled bout, the 29-year old wasted little time his registering his fourth win, with the bout ending after two minutes and 55 seconds.

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