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You were meant to be on the Joshua-Klitschko card but got cut due to time restrictions. After four professional fights, four knockouts and working alongside the hottest property in world boxing, Lawrence Okolie is ready to stake his claim as the next big thing. Did that experience taint the enjoyment you could take from seeing Joshua defeat Klitschko? It felt very real. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support.

How do you go about choosing your ringwalk music? UK girl talks getting Brazilian Butt Lift! I don’t listen to many new American artists, to be honest. The rapper owes her music career to her musical family and upbringing. Were you a fan as a kid? SecondsOut. It’s a massive part of training.

SecondsOut. More from. The Capital Evening Show with Jimmy Hill It was Camacho’s fifth loss inside the distance, and the 33-year-old is sure to be mulling his options.

You can join her 122K followers over at @msbanks94. The gym is a tough environment but I was a physical kid and I’d got into silly fights in school and stuff, being punched in the face never fazed me. This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. I come from a very musical family – so I’ve always been hearing different music in my house, and wanting to write.”.

LAWRENCE OKOLIE trainer: I wasn't IN HIS HEAD but Askin ALSO TO BLAME. The first session was so hard and at times I wanted to quit. LAWRENCE OKOLIE COMES OUT TO SUPPORT GRENFELL TOWER FIRE CAUSE - TALKS POTENTIAL CHAMBERLAIN CLASH ... POWER COUPLE Lawrence Okolie credits rapper partner MS BANKS for her support. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. There weren’t as many titles so knowing the answer to that question was a lot easier – now there’s three or four world champions. Not many fighters have their own songs. “I was a physical kid, being punched in the face never fazed me.”. It was the worst I’ve ever felt in boxing, way worse than losing a fight.”. Have They Been Together, How Did They Meet & When Did They Get Engaged?

Download 'Daisy' on iTunes, 6 February 2019, 11:51 | Updated: 6 February 2019, 14:05. I started when I was 17 and the first thing they did was check my weight because I originally started boxing to lose weight, I was a big kid. Tweet Share Email. It made me want to go back to the gym and train even harder. 4:49. The obvious comparison is why she ditched the first name on stage. I’ve actually got a mate of mine to do me a track, ‘Okolie’s Out the Cage’. “I was gutted. 24 hours later he told his boss he was leaving to concentrate on his boxing career. Ms Banks Walks Boxer Boyfriend Lawrence Okolie Out - Before He Knocks Out Wadi Total Views: 47 The walls… read more » Okolie certainly delivered an exciting finish, but at times he was wild and clumsy. During a Capital XTRA interview, Ms Banks also hinted a collaboration, revealing: "All I'm saying is... when it drops, it drops. POWER COUPLE Lawrence Okolie credits rapper partner MS BANKS for her support. How important is music to you whilst you train? One of my friends was a boxer though and he told me I should come down. LAWRENCE OKOLIE REACTS TO 4th ROUND STOPPAGE OF WADI CAMACHO / TALKS LEBEDEV, WHYTE & CHAMBERLAIN. Who doesn’t?

It's amazing. It feels a little bit like destiny.

I was gutted. How much of a blow was that?

I was working in McDonald’s and I saw him win that medal on my break. Beyond gutted. Ms Banks is a British female rapper who is set to hit the stage with Little Mix at this year’s BRITs. 3:41.

This isn’t an easy line of work and sometimes I’ll be tired from training or feeling a bit of pain but those little moments are incentives to keep on winning. - MATTY ASKIN v LAWRENCE OKOLIE - HEAD TO HEAD @ FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE Don’t miss the action – tune into BoxNation, Sky Sports and BT Sports and watch the fights live. I like to watch the older fighters because I feel their mindset was different to what we see with a lot of boxers nowadays. “I wrote my first bar aged 11 – and it’s been continuous ever since. Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, and many more UK artists. I love Evander Holyfield so I like to watch him when I’m tired and in need of something more.

It would have been the biggest night of your career by some distance…. Actually, nah. Lawrence Okolie is fighting on Matchroom’s Summertime Brawl card at the O2 Arena on Friday 1st July. The former Dagenham and Repton amateur, serenaded on his way to the ring by rapper and girlfriend Ms Banks, was on the front foot from the opening bell.

The Barcelona-born fighter bravely rose at the count of eight, but it took only one more punch for Okolie to secure victory as he sent a right cannoning into Camacho’s chin before Mr Lyson waved it off with a minute remaining in the round. Taking it back, what are you first memories of boxing? 4:49. Lawrence Okolie celebrates beating Wadi Camacho during their British and Commonwealth Championship bout at the Copper Box Arena, London. Seeing AJ win that Olympic medal was the closest I’ve come to feeling like a lightbulb has gone off in my head. I was in no-mans land because I was too good for people of my age but not good enough for those who were boxing for titles. What was it about boxing that led you to it?

That might sound strange but I wasn’t really a fan of any sports when I was a kid. Ms Banks also has Cardi B in her corner after she supported her on her UK tour. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community. How have you viewed the start of your pro career? I’m rating the J Hus album at the moment, that’s always on. Banks has described her sound as “Raw, edgy, versatile”. You can be feeling tired and then you drop the right track on and it gives you a big boost. Walking in the gym for the first time, I remember my first session like it was yesterday. It’s crazy when I think about it like that. Gasps were drawn from the crowd in the third as Camacho threatened an upset with a huge counter left which rattled Okolie’s chin for the first time in the pro ranks – but he showed mettle and composure to respond with hurtful chopping right hands. Ms Banks is 24-years old and was born on April 14, 1994. Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick W. TKO If I wasn’t boxing at this level or working with AJ Boxing, I know I’d still be a fan of his – he’s that sort of guy that you’re drawn to and want to see win. I felt like I’d been KO’d or something. Trending. So what is it about the mindset of modern fighters that you think is different? Dwayne Johnson. I saw his progress and viewed them as very attainable steps. The walls of this gym are stained with the blood, sweat and tears of warriors in waiting. Okolie made use of his strength to dictate terms in the opening stanza, stinging Camacho with a big left, but the southpaw worked well in the clinch to smother the shots coming in his direction. As soon as they asked me to fight! Tickets are available here. ANTHONY YIGIT v SIAR OZGUL - OFFICIAL WEIGH IN VIDEO / TUNE IN FRIDAY 28TH JULY ON IFL TV @ 6PM. Five years on, Okolie became the first fighter to sign to Anthony Joshua’s roster of fighters, AJ Boxing. Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock Gushes Over ‘Sexy, , Gorgeous’ Boyfriend Andre Gray In Adorable Post. Torn gloves hang on the walls, rusting weights lie on the floor and the rhythmic thumps of jabs, hooks and uppercuts hurting a heavy bag drowns out any sound of music.

It’s a nice pick me up. That fight was a rollercoaster ride and – to be fair – seeing AJ win did take some of my pain away…and seeing that fight was such an inspiration. VERSUS: The first thing I noticed when I came here today was the classic fight playing in the background.

Yes, Nicki Minaj who has supported the rapper continuously. I’ve seen his steps – I’ve watched him box in the ABAs, I’ve watched him box in the world championships and then going onto the Olympics. 431.1k Followers, 1,223 Following, 685 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from BIG BANKS (@msbanks) SecondsOut. Ms Banks also has a friend in Anthony Joshua and French Montana. Of course, I like to box and be clever but I’m trying to mentally prepare myself for a time where my tactics aren’t working and I’ve got to dig deep and got to go to war – because that’s what these legends did. I was doing the most push ups I’d ever done and skipping…man, I couldn’t even skip. If you’re not in the UK, watch it on YouTube.com/BRITs #GodIsGOOD, A post shared by Banks (@msbanks94) on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:23am PST. I kept grafting until 2013 and that was when it started to pick up and I began thinking about the Olympics. Are they on rotation 24/7? We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Tweet Share Email. Lawrence Okolie: Every time I train I’ve got old fights on. The future is now. More than just headlining Wembley, it was seeing how AJ fought.. I’ve seen him train and what he managed to pull out of himself shows that if you train hard, you can pull these iconic moments out of the bag.

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