Okolie, Smith confirmed for Joshua-Usyk undercard

British world champions from the present and recent past will feature on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.

Reigning WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) will make his first defence of that belt against Montenegro’s No.1 contender Dilan Prasovic (15-0, 12 KOs) in the chief support. Londoner Okolie won the WBO crown in impressive fashion when he halted Krzysztof Glowacki in six at Wembley in March.

Meanwhile, former WBA super-middleweight king Callum Smith (27-1, 19 KOs) will make his debut up at 175lbs against the Dominican Republic’s Lenin Castillo (21-3-1, 16 KOs), with the Scouser seeking to revive his career at the higher poundage after a clear points loss to Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in Texas last December.

In other action, Manchester lightweight prospect Campbell Hatton (3-0, 0 KOs) meets Spain’s Izan Dura (3-7, 0 KOs), ‘Albanian King’ Florian Marku (8-0-1, 6 KOs) faces Milan’s Maxim Prodan (19-0-1, 15 KOs) at welterweight and unbeaten Chicago 160-pounder Christopher Ousley (12-0, 9 KOs) clashes with Russia’s Khasan Baysangurov (21-1, 11 KOs).

Main image: Matchroom Boxing.