Hall-of-Famer Holyfield captured world cruiserweight and heavyweight honours in thrilling all-or-nothing fights – and Lawrence Okolie has a similar philosophy to fighting.
The Hackney cruiserweight turned pro with Joshua after the Rio Olympics, blasted out his first four opponents inside a round and steps up to fight Isaac Chamberlain in a grudge fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday, February 3.
“I’ve got underrated skills,” said Okolie.
“I know I can box, but when I have those small gloves on, I want to go in there and get them before they get me.
“That’s how fighters like Thomas Hearns and Evander Holyfield used to fight.