Watkins vs Okolie: Ted Cheeseman to face Paul Upton at York Hall

Ted Cheeseman and Paul Upton will put their unbeaten records on the line in a domestic super-welterweight clash at York Hall on June 6.

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Cheeseman returns to the ring, fresh from his dominant win over Carson Jones, to defend his WBA International title against Upton – one of three fighting brothers – who has 15 wins from as many fights.

Okolie will challenge Commonwealth champion Luke ‘The Duke’ Watkins at cruiserweight, while featherweight powerhouse Reece Bellotti puts his Commonwealth strap and unbeaten record on the line against ‘Ruthless’ Ryan Doyle.

Luke Watkins says that his fight against Lawrence Okolie on June 6 is an opportunity for people to get to know him

Bellotti lit up York Hall last October when emphatically stopping Jason Cunningham for the belt and he has since improved his record to 12 wins from as many fights, with 11 stoppages.

Fresh from his stunning professional debut, sensational Kazakh amateur Daniyar Yeleussinov will make his first UK appearance, while emerging prospects Felix Cash and Sean McGoldrick will also look to continue their rise up the rankings.

Watch Luke Watkins vs Lawrence Okolie on the NXTGEN bill at York Hall, June 6, live on Sky Sports.

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