Lawrence Okolie

This page is completely dedicated to what Lawrence Okolie has to say. All of Lawrence Okolie’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Lawrence Okolie came from an article called Lawrence Okolie and the next wave of British talent: “I don't know who's going to say yes to fighting me or what's going to happen but my plan is definitely not [to move slowly]. I got to the Olympics for a reason. As much as I was inexperienced, I managed to go to the Olympics because I was good enough to be an Olympian. It's not about the number of fights, it's about what you do in your training, what kind of fights you've had. So I thought it would be a good step to be moved, not necessarily as fast as Lomachenko or anything like that, but not being babied basically.”.

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A lot of what helped me in the amateurs was having hard, not hard necessarily physically, but fights against good quality people. So a) it pushed me in training. If I know I'm boxing someone who's not great I might do five laps just because I want t[...]

I think I have the frame to eventually step up to heavyweight but it's not something that's actively on my mind that I think about right now. I make the weight comfortably. I just think about being the best at whatever the weight class I'm in and th[...]

I don't know who's going to say yes to fighting me or what's going to happen but my plan is definitely not [to move slowly]. I got to the Olympics for a reason. As much as I was inexperienced, I managed to go to the Olympics because I was good enoug[...]

You have to trust their boxing judgement as well as their human judgement and I do with him.

"I just felt that you know what, I've lost to someone that's just a bit better than me at the moment but I'm on the up. I feel like if I can make that change in six weeks, another six months, a year, what level am I going to get to?"

I have a lot of self-belief but there's always that shadow of doubt there that 'can you do this?' The answer is always yes but the question is there. Getting thrown in at the deep end is something that works for me as if I know that I am going to wi[...]

'I'm not afraid to dive into the deep end'.

Outside the ring I want to be a role model in Hackney and show people there that if you work hard and believe in yourself you can achieve a lot.

I went into the gym the day after Anthony won gold and I went into McDonalds and told them that I wanted to concentrate on boxing so I cut my hours and eventually stopped working there.

I want to get some excitement going in the division, not just from the fans but also have other cruiserweights training hard and wanting to fight me, because I want to be in great and exciting fights. I want to have six to eight fights in 2017 and I[...]

I've got natural attributes to box. I was never good at other sports, but boxing happens to be one that I've done well in. It's been down to hard work, application and dedication. I think with most things, if you put time and effort in, you will get[...]

Even though I've only had 26 fights, people are going to say that I should be able to beat everyone because I've been to the Olympics. There's pressure there but it'll bring the best out of me. Even if people expect me to win, because then I will wa[...]

"I want to be the best cruiserweight that Britain has seen,". "David Haye has done great things, so has Johnny Nelson and many others, but I want to cement my legacy, have my name go down in history and maybe follow Haye by winning the heavyweight c[...]

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