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Lawrence Okolie added to Kell Brook bill at Bramall Lane on May 27

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 May 2017

Lawrence Okolie celebrates his knockout win against Geoffrey Cave (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Lawrence Okolie celebrates his knockout win against Geoffrey Cave (pic: Lawrence Lustig)

LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Hackney boxer and UEL student set for third professional fight of his career later this month

Team GB stars Lawrence Okolie and Joe Cordina have been added to the packed Kell Brook vs Errol Spence undercard at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on May 27, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Rio Olympic duo have enjoyed great starts to life in the paid ranks with both men boasting a pair of stoppage wins from the first two fights with Hackney fighter and UEL student Okolie blasting away his first two opponents inside a round.

Okolie, a former Dagenham and Repton amateur, was set to appear on the Antony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko bill but time defeated his chance to fight Russell Henshaw, so they will meet at the home of Sheffield United.

Tickets for the night are still on general sale priced as follows: tiered seating at £40, £60 and £80 and pitch seats at £80, £100, £150 and £200 –VIP Packages are sold out.

Tickets are on sale from Sheffield United’s Box Office at http://www.sufc.co.uk/tickets/, on 0114 253 7200 and in person from the box office at Bramall Lane – all tickets purchased from Sheffield United are subject to a 10 per cent booking fee.

Face value tickets for May 27 are also be available from http://www.stubhub.co.uk/matchroom-boxing-tickets/ . StubHub is the official ticket partner and marketplace of Matchroom Boxing and Anthony Joshua.

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