Lawrence Okolie is open to fight Oleksandr Usyk

Lawrence Okolie, a boxer aiming to become a three-weight world champion, has expressed interest in fighting undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Okolie will face Lucasz Rozanski for the WBC bridgerweight title this upcoming Friday. Okolie mentioned that defeating Usyk could help him achieve his goal of becoming a three-weight champion, though he remains skeptical about the opportunity arising.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Okolie shared his thoughts on potentially facing Usyk. He said, "If the opportunity came [against Usyk], absolutely. I just don't think it will." His primary focus is winning titles across different weight classes to cement his legacy. Okolie added, "I wouldn't mind who it's against [for a heavyweight title], just to know I'm a three-weight world champion, to know I did it. I could retire, look back; my titles would speak for themselves."

Beyond the ring, Okolie's motivations are personal and heartfelt. He explained the importance of setting an example for his son, emphasizing values over financial gains. "My son seeing me win these belts is more important than money. Money isn't the motivator anymore," Okolie stated. He hopes his career teaches perseverance and resilience.

Okolie last fought Chris Billam-Smith in May of last year, where he lost the WBO cruiserweight belt. Despite that setback, his aim remains unchanged—to garner achievements across multiple weight categories in boxing.

Oleksandr Usyk currently holds all four heavyweight belts, having claimed them after defeating Tyson Fury. Meanwhile, Lucasz Rozanski prepares to challenge Okolie this Friday for the WBC bridgerweight title—a division still struggling for broad recognition within the sport.