Lawrence Okolie wants to be a smash hit out of the boxing ring as well as in it

Lawrence Okolie wants to hit all the right notes against Krzysztof Glowacki when the pair finally clash for the vacant WBO World cruiserweight title — inside and outside the ring.

The Londoner spent some of his free time during lockdown recording songs for a rap album and his Wembley Arena ring walk is likely to be to his debut track, ‘TKO’.

Okolie said: “I’m going to enjoy listening to myself on the way to the ring.

“It makes everything very real because I’m so present on the way to the ring.

“It’s always good, it always switches me on — you know, ‘You’d better go out and win this fight big’.

“I won’t be rapping myself to the ring because it takes too much energy but I will be playing my music into the ring.”

The pair were due to meet in December but the fight was postponed when the Pole delivered a positive coronavirus test and Okolie instead met his compatriot Nikodem Jezewski.

Okolie added: “The first time I knew I was going to catch Glowacki by surprise, where he’d have looked at me as an inexperienced fighter and thought, ‘I’ll catch him off guard’.

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“But him seeing what I did to his countryman will make him switch on a little bit more in training and understand there are some dangers there.

“So I’ve prepared for a little bit more of a switched-on fighter not making as many mistakes.

“I’ve prepared for an even better Glowacki.”

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