Lawrence Okolie

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by BXNG101, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. BXNG101

    BXNG101 Active Member Full Member

    Jun 9, 2018
    Has anyone seen what this idiot is currently doing?

    He's trying to worm his way out of a contract with Matchroom because Boxxer have offered him a better deal.

    Ordinarily, I wouldn't give a monkeys about this sort of stuff because a fighters shelf life is short however in this instance, it's bothered me because a) it's Okolie, an ugly, horrible excuse for a boxer and b) he's comparing Eddie Hearn to a slavemaster just because he wants a big bag of loot over at Sky.

    Apparently he posted some tweets last night and then deleted them.

    Where on earth has this clown got this big of an ego from? From banging on about how he used to work at McDonald's to producing sht boring fights that stank out arenas, this guy man. He's something else.

    How he's got the nerve to complain is beyond me.
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  2. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020

    Can’t blame the man. Nobody wants to fight on DeadZone in front of 39 viewers.
  3. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Sep 21, 2013
  4. Plaistow

    Plaistow Member Full Member

    Jul 20, 2019
    Funny as that’s probably the number of tickets he can shift…
  5. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Why are Matchroom so intent on keeping him them?

    Big domestic match up against Riak on Sky for him or fighting Eastern European nobodies on DAZN. No brainer.

    Hearn has dropped fighters without batting an eyelid but doesn’t like it now it’s the other way round.
  6. Koli55

    Koli55 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2021
    Sky going crazy with their offers apparently. They are desperate if they think Okolie can be "the face of boxing on Sky". :lol:
    Not that long since Okolipus was praising Hearn.

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Okolie acting an ass here.

    But hardly going to be lighting candles for Hearn
  8. Astro

    Astro Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2021
    If Okolie has one fight left on his contract with Matchroom then he must fulfill it and then he is free to sign with Boxxer / Sky Sports.

    It would be sad if it ends up in court.
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  9. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Okolie is coming across as a bit of a w@nker here. Fulfil your contract and then f*ck off.
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  10. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Active Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Would be surprised if Matchroom knowingly broke a contract. Mutually agreeing to end a deal, perhaps - like they did with Amir Khan when the Crawford fight came along, but doesn't sound like their style to walk away.

    Not that long ago, Sky were admitting how tough a watch Okolie's fights can be (and they're right).
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  11. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Millionaire's referencing slavery as if they understand as if there's parallels with the job they're doing, he's made it about race too which is bang out wrong here.
  12. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    Exactly. Before I saw the tweet in the original post showing the film and the connotations that brought I had a feeling he’d have been playing the race card.

    Is he under contract? If so he’s getting paid, no more a slave than any other dick head who has to work 40-60 hours a week to survive. Not an average boxer training hard for about 24 weeks a year, boxing twice and earning loads to stink places out. The cheek of it!
  13. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Someone should pull him up on this and society should not accept this kind of thing from anyone but right now, in the current climate, it's allowed, it's encouraged. It's going to take 5-10 years before there's a shift and enough is enough but for now Okolie is a slave, a black slave to a white boss.
  14. Here's Johnny

    Here's Johnny Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 18, 2015
    I googled Trevor Sinclair the other day, I can’t remember what for and was shocked to find he’d actually been done for racism against a white person. The person was a police officer which probably helped but that was the first and only time I’ve ever heard of such an incident. I hope you’re right anyway.

    In terms of boxing I hope he loses, especially when he steps up to heavyweight. People seem to think he’s a shoe in for success up there, im not sure. I don’t think his holding up there will work against the more solid/heavy lads lads. I don’t mind Riakhpore but I still wouldn’t mind seeing the BillamSmith fight again somehow as that could have gone either way.
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  15. Finkel

    Finkel Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 10, 2020
    Did he really use that image from THAT scene? What a clown.

    That's the scene where DiCaprio character orders Big Frank to fight another man. Then makes him kill his downed opponent with a hammer.

    People make mistakes, but the guy is a fool to consider posting that. Or extremely drunk. No wonder he deleted it
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2022
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