Okolie-Lerena in the works

WBC bridgerweight champion Lawrence Okolie has reached an agreement with interim champion Kevin Lerena for the mandatory fight that they must hold soon. Okolie (20-1, 15 KO) comes into this fight after winning the WBC bridger title, defeating former champion Lukasz Rozanski in the first round via an impressive performance last May. Lerena (30-3, 14 KO) is coming off a close heavyweight loss against Justis Huni. He claimed the WBC interim bridgerweight title by defeating Ryad Merhy in 2023. Details will be announced soon.

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  • Interesting fight, winner should get a really good opportunity against a heavyweight contender if they want. Lerena-Dubois II?

  • Yeah , we can see the WBC is really trying to get this bridgerweight bs to catch on. They will need much bigger names.

  • Lerena should slim down to jr. HW where he belongs and Okolie move up to HW with his 6’5″ height where he belongs. And that way also leave this BW title open with nobody there to fight anymore..

    • They will soon have a division for 250+. They should call it the Overweight division because every fighter I see that weighs in above 250 would have been better off never letting himself get above 250.

    • Okolie definitely has the height for heavyweight, I don’t know if he has the physical strength for it though. I say stay at bridger for a bit. Maybe he can one of the smaller heavies to come down or one of the cruiser champs to come up and I think the WBA is crowning their next champion at the weight tomorrow.

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