Lawrence Okolie

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  1. Quickeyg

    Quickeyg Really really really don't care. Full Member

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    Chaos at Matchroom and I'm loving it:D:D:D
     
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  2. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    He's kept it quiet, but word is that he had an offer from his old McDonalds drive-thru. They're short staffed and don't have anyone to take complicated orders out to folk waiting in the car park. They know Lawrence can use his Mr Tickle arms to send orders direct to cars so they've offered him time and a half and a free happy meal at the end of the shift.
     
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  3. SeanB1

    SeanB1 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    I like Okolie but this is so funny an image I keep laughing. Please can someone draw this?!
     
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  4. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I thought he was going to be hired by the Greater London School Disctrict to retrieve cricket balls that rolled down sewers.

    I could be wrong.
     
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  5. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

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    If he sold 3000 tickets would he not have received the money off the people he sold them to?
     
  6. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He had to settle every week with the promoter, who was constantly pushing for him to sell tickets. The promoter continuously received the money for the tickets he, friends and acquaintances sold.

    The promoter maintained afterwards that he had only sold 1000 tickets. The boxer was subsequently contacted by unpleasant people who told him to forget it and do nothing if he and his family wanted to be alive.

    Boxingpromoters are Godfather types. Bandits in suits. Sad.
     
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  7. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Drama go, and don't come back Full Member

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    I'm keen to hear what Okolie has to say

    Despite a ton of awful fights, he has been afforded the luxury of headlining the 02 twice and gifted a world title

    What has he got to complain about?
     
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  8. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

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    1000 tickets at £40 = £40,000.
    You said he got paid for 1000 tickets but you also said he didn't get any payment. Sorry if I'm not following this.
    Has the promoter been publicly linked to a cartel?
     
  9. Astro

    Astro Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I never wrote that. Please read my post again.

    The boxer was cheated by the promoter and it happens all the time.
     
  10. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

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    So he gave the promoter the money for 3000 tickets (at £30 each that would be £90,000) and didn't receive "any payment"?
    What did his manager and trainer get paid?
    Did he have a contract for the fight?
    Did he contact the BBofC?
     
  11. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

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  13. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Just watched this. The bloke interviewing is very good. Think Okolie comes out of this looking quite well
     
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  14. Trafford

    Trafford Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Faults on both sides but the point still stands if he doesn’t have a fight left on his contract he simply could have taken the boxxer deal. Truth is he has a fight left. Same reason boxxer wouldn’t touch him. Matchroom effectively said you owe us a fight you’re being a prat on Twitter give us the money back we’ve lost on building you and you can go. Or you fight the contracted fight.

    he makes valid points but his head was turned by massive multi million pound deal. When he wasn’t in a position to seek that deal. Could have fought in Saudi and been clear to take the deal. But Lawrence knows best
     
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  15. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash banned Full Member

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    Matchroom have spent Okolie's next purse on clearing Drug Cheat Benn's name ffs.
     
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