Fighting as a heavyweight, he beat Igor Pawel Jakubowski from Poland on factors within the Preliminary Round of the Rio Olympics.
Okolie stopped Williams in the third spherical, extending his unbeaten report. IBF world title undercard at Bramall Lane in Sheffield on 27 May, defeating Rudolf Helesic within the first round. On 1 July, Okolie recorded his fourth straight first-round stoppage win towards Russell Henshaw. The fight was stopped after 2 minutes and 10 seconds into the spherical.
Check his profile web page for a listing of huge potential fights. In the US you possibly can usually stream Lawrence Okolie’s fights by way of DAZN. In the UK you’ll be able to normally stream Okolie’s fights on NowTV and Sky Go.
At regional stage, he held the Commonwealth cruiserweight title from 2018 to 2019, and the British and European cruiserweight titles individually in 2019. As of October 2020, he is ranked because the world’s seventh best lively cruiserweight by The Ring magazine and ninth by BoxRec. Lawrence Okolie’s report currently stands at 16 wins, zero loses and zero draws.
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The ultimate scorecards read 116–110, 114–112 and 114–113 in Okolie’s favour. During the middle rounds there was lots of holding and wrestling. Okolie started using his head on the within which resulted in him shedding factors.
- Starting off with a stiff jab, Okolie dropped Sousa twice in spherical one and twice in round two before the referee stepped in at 1 minute and 4 seconds.
- Okolie knocked Rusiewicz down twice in spherical one en path to a first-round stoppage.
- His first skilled battle took place on the Manchester Arena in Manchester on 25 March 2017.
- Okolie was additionally taken past the primary spherical for the first time in his professional profession.
- It was on the undercard for the Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla lightweight world championship fight.