LAWRENCE OKOLIE has vowed to KO his boring reputation – even if it means losing his undefeated record.
The Anthony Joshua-managed cruiserweight star made a blistering start to his professional career, with seven of his 10 wins so far inside the distance.
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Okolie is managed by unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua
But 2018 fights with Isaac Chamberlain and Matty Askin were ugly snoozefests that Okolie edged on points.
Doubters seem to have forgotten the ex-McDonald’s worker only had 26 amateur fights before becoming British and Commonwealth champion.
But the 26-year-old says he will remind them of his power and potential when he returns to the ring on February 2.
He said: “I will show a little bit more of myself. I've been boxing a bit safe, within myself.
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News Group Newspapers Ltd6 The cruiserweight beat Askin to claim the British title
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Okolie was accused of holding too much in the fight
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 He was docked three points in the fight against Askin
"Safe in the sense that I know I'm a big, strong guy, with power. I just rely on that, because it's safe.
"Now I'm going to show a bit more skill I believe, a bit more relaxation.
"I think I'm past the stage of caring now about being undefeated.
"As much as I've shown with the people I've fought, I've been too much thinking 'what are people going to say, if I take the risk and lose?'
"But now I actually just don't care anymore, I'm just going to go out there and have fun."
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Okolie claims he will take more risks in future fights
News Group Newspapers Ltd6 He has seven KOs in 10 fights
Ex-WBA and IBF champ Denis Lebedev is being lined up for a future fight and Okolie, nicknamed The Sauce, says he is a perfect target.
He said: “Yeah, 100 per cent, that's a fight I would take, sooner rather than later.
"As soon as you get to the top-10 fighters in the world, they're all going to be good.
“I don't really over-think it anymore. I just train, get myself in shape, and just try and learn from every fight.”