Lawrence Okolie is expected to defend his WBO cruiserweight title against mandatory challenger Dilan Prasovic next weekend.
The undefeated Briton won the belt by beating Krzysztof Glowacki with an incredible knockout in March.
Okolie will now return to the ring on the undercard for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title clash against Oleksandr Usyk.
‘The Sauce’, which is managed by AJ’s 258 MGT, has won their 16 pro fights to date, 13 of which have resulted in a knockout.
Montenegrin Prasovic is currently ranked third in the world in the cruiserweight division with a 15-0 record and should prove to be a tough test for Okolie.
Okolie v Prasovic: Date and how to watch
This cruiserweight title fight will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on saturday 25 september.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the main event ring steps will take place earlier than normal, meaning this fight will likely start around 9pm.
The bout will last 12 rounds and will be for the WBO cruiserweight title.
It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office. Their a la carte coverage will start from 6 p.m. and cost £ 24.95.
Okolie vs. Prasovic: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk – For WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles
- Lawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic – for WBO cruiserweight title
- Callum Smith vs. Lenin Castillo
- Campbell Hatton vs. Izan Dura
- Florian Marku vs Maxim Prodan -For the IBF international title
- Christopher Ousley v Khasan Baysangurov – For vacant WBA Inter-Continental title
Okolie vs. Prasovic: What was said?
Speaking to Matchroom Boxing, Okolie said, “What I don’t want is to have been world champion. And was at 28/29. I can’t have this!
“It’s a pressure to maintain rather than obtain.
“Obviously you hope you don’t have him in relationships, but it’s like having a partner and he’s the partner you’ve always wanted and he or she is so amazing.
“But everyone wants her and she’s up for grabs. She’s up for grabs if you’re not ready to give her what she needs and what my world title needs is my dedication, my conviction, my sacrifice.