|Lethal Lawal powers to victory at bruising Ultimate Boxxer IV
Shepherd’s Bush destroyer enhances reputation after a gripping night of action in the cruiserweight division
From living on the streets of Lagos, begging for food to survive, Mikael Lawal’s incredible journey in boxing continues to captivate fight fans as he further cemented his credentials as one of the top fighters in the UK Cruiserweight division after he emerged victorious as the Ultimate Boxxer IV Golden Robe winner at the Altrincham Ice Arena.
Live on BT Sport, and in front of a sold-out crowd, the MansionBet pre-tournament favourite Lawal did not disappoint and ended the challenge of hometown-boy Damian Chambers with a sickening left-hand in the first-round of the final, following an explosive night of boxing, in front of a watching Paulie Malignaggi, Anthony Crolla and Dave Coldwell.
An emotional-Lawal spoke to the assembled media after his incredible victory.
‘I still can’t believe it, even when I knew they’d made the favourite before, I knew I had to keep it together, one job at a time. The win puts my name out there, and a lot of people are going to be looking out for me. It’s so emotional for me, it’s been a hard journey – it’s hard to balance work and training, but then this is the reward. I’ve come a long way, I’m so happy, but there’s so much more to come,’ said Lawal, who also thanked Team Sauerland and Phenom Boxing.