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Boxing: Lawrence Okolie blasts his way to another quick-fire success

PUBLISHED: 09:00 31 May 2017

Lawrence Okolie poses for a photo with his team at Bramall Lane, Sheffield (pic Richard Sellers/PA)

Lawrence Okolie poses for a photo with his team at Bramall Lane, Sheffield (pic Richard Sellers/PA)

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Rio Olympian crushed Czech oppoent Rudolf Helesic inside 70 seconds on Saturday

Stoke Newington cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie’s latest victim, Rudolf Helesic of the Czech Republic, lasted just 70 seconds.

Both boxers went into the fight with similar records, having had two wins from two, with both wins inside a round.

Okolie came rushing out of his corner, looking to knock his opponent out, but got caught himself by a right hand.

The Rio Olympian, though, soon had Helesic in trouble with a cluster of head punches that dropped him to the canvas.

The Czech, however, somehow managed to get to his feet, only to walk onto a right hook to the head and went down for a second time, with referee John Layton calling the contest over.

The fight took place on the undercard of two world title fights at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground, with George Groves winning the WBA super middleweight title and Errol Spence taking Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight crown.

Okolie’s next fight is due to take place in London on July 1.


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