Okolie vs Chamberlain: Lawrence Okolie 'not going to hold' Isaac Chamberlain to his words
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 05/02/18 6:24am
Lawrence Okolie will not ask Isaac Chamberlain and his trainer to answer for their pre-fight jibes, after emerging victorious from Saturday's fight.
Chamberlain took out an advert in the Hackney Gazette, Okolie's local newspaper, to urge his rival to seek a new job.
But Okolie has opted not to rub salt into Chamberlain's wounds after winning a 10-round decision, and the WBA 'continental' cruiserweight title.
His coach said that he would quit boxing if Isaac didn't stop me. I'm not going to hold him to that, but be careful with your words.
"That was funny, and was good for the build-up but I've got the belt and still got my 0," Okolie told Sky Sports News about Chamberlain's newspaper advert.
"His coach said that he would quit boxing if Isaac didn't stop me. I'm not going to hold him to that, but be careful with your words."
Unbeaten Okolie confirmed post-fight that he would aim for his ninth pro fight on the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker undercard, live on Sky Sports Box Office, on March 31.
But he has no immediate plans to join Joshua in the heavyweight division, saying: "I need to get a lot more experience. I've got a lot of attributes but I need to get more experience before I can think about going up to heavyweight. In heavyweight boxing, more than the weight I'm at now, one punch can end a fight."
Okolie previously said: "Right now in the cruiserweight division, I own London, now let's go for Britain.
"I answered questions in there. Isaac is a good fighter and he tested me in different ways. This is a benchmark and I want to push on from this.
"Headlining The O2 or boxing at York Hall, it's all the same, you get in the ring and all the talk goes out the window, you land the right hand and people go down."
Watch the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker world heavyweight title unification fight, from Principality Stadium, Cardiff, on March 31, live and exclusive on Sky Sports Box Office.