Prograis vs Taylor: Lawrence Okolie vows to stop unbeaten Yves Ngabu
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Last Updated: 21/10/19 5:34pm
Lawrence Okolie has vowed to hand Yves Ngabu his first professional defeat by stopping the European champion inside the distance.
Okolie challenges the Belgian cruiserweight on the undercard to Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Ngabu, trained by Dominic Ingle in Sheffield, has racked up 20 straight wins, 14 by stoppage, but Okolie believes the 30-year-old is just another stepping stone on the way to a world title.
"I'll stop him," insisted Okolie (13-0, KOs 10). "Don't get me wrong, he's a good fighter with good footwork and he believes in his power. He will come to have a fight but I'll take his title away from him.
"It's more about the belt. I don't know him or care about him as a person. He's got something that I want in the European title.
"I want to have won the British, Commonwealth and European titles within 14 fights. He's highly-ranked and undefeated too so it'll be a good string to my bow.
"He's 20-0 with 14 knockouts, he's a solid opponent. He hasn't really boxed too many top-level opponents.
"This is a good step up and I'd like one more before I start challenging for world titles. It's an interesting time in the cruiserweight division where belts are free and there's new guys coming through."
Watch Okolie-Ngabu on the Prograis-Taylor bill on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 7pm. Book it via your Sky remote or book it online here. Even if you aren't a Sky TV subscriber you can book and watch it here.