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Okolie vs. Chamberlain, Cheeseman vs. Jones Get Title Tags

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By Elliot Foster

Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain will come head-to-head this weekend.

The cruiserweight duo will meet on Saturday (February 3) in a grudge-filled dust-up at the O2 Arena.

Okolie and Chamberlain, it was understood, would knock lumps out of each other over 10 rounds in a non-title showdown, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

But their London showdown has just been spiced up another notch after a title was put at stake.

The vacant WBA Continental cruiserweight crown is, according to BoxRec, set to be on the line in the top-of-the-bill contest of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport’s ‘British Beef’ card.

The aforementioned title was last contested last September when Maksim Vlasov stopped Denton Daley inside nine rounds in Russia.

And now the pair, who are each undefeated in seven and nine fights respectively, will have something to show for it, should they come out on top.

Elsewhere on the card, Ted Cheeseman and Carson Jones will vie for the vacant WBA International super-welterweight title over 12 rounds in what is an undoubted step-up for Bermondsey’s ‘Big Cheese’ as he takes on former Kell Brook foe Jones.

Paul Butler fights in a warm-up before he boxes in Liverpool in April and Reece Bellotti is returning in a defence of his Commonwealth featherweight title against Ben Jones.

Felix Cash, who ended 2017 with a one-round stoppage in December, will box for the first time in the New Year, while former Team GB star Joshua Buatsi will box alongside former world title challenger Charlie Edwards, Danny Dignum, Nick Webb and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean McGoldrick.

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JosueB

Ted Cheeseman motherfuckers...I'm on the bandwagon!!!

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Mofo2

Should be decent fights tbf and looking at the exposure the Okolie fight has had considering they are only contesting a worthless continental title, it promises to be pretty exciting - these motherfuckers seriously dislike each other :D

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JosueB

A lot of people are picking Chamberlain to pull the upset. Should be a good one. The Cheeseman fight being extended to 12 rounds makes me a little less confident but I'm still picking him to win.

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JosueB

I missed the card but it sounds like the fights were good. Okolie more dominant than people expected & Cheeseman fought through some tough moments to get the W.

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Mofo2

The Okolie fight stunk the place out mate; Cheeseman done well though!

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selij

Okolie fight was a non-event. Dont know where Chamberlain goes from here.

Cheeseman leads with his face and has peaked now at this level.

Star of the night was Joshua Buatsi - a class act in the making, stylish, fast, brilliant footwork. Tipped for the very top by myself. (The fight's in Downloadz if you didn't catch it).

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