Buglioni vs Summers: Lawrence Okolie claims a fourth straight knockout win in the first round
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 08/08/17 3:53pm
Lawrence Okolie racked up his fourth successive knockout win in the very first round as he blasted aside Russell Henshaw at The O2.
The Rio Olympian has made a destructive start to his professional career and he floored the experienced Henshaw twice on the way to another victory in the opening round.
Searching for that swift stoppage, Okolie quickly troubled Henshaw with a ferocious flurry of punches, and a spiteful body shot forced the 32-year-old to take a knee.
Henshaw bravely clambered up from the canvas, but was blasted back to his knees as Okolie sunk another painful shot under his ribs.
Okolie seemed determined to continue his ruthless streak of victories and a big right hand forced the referee to wave it off before the first bell.
The Hackney man was asked afterwards about a future fight with London rival Isaac Chamberlain, but gave a dismissive response.
"Isaac Chamberlain? Who? Who? I don't know him," Okolie told Sky Sports.