Askin vs Okolie

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  • Askin vs Okolie
  • 23-3-1 9-0-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Score Cards 110-116, 112-114, 113-114
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • Wembley Stadium, London, UK
  • BBBOC British Cruiserweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Cruiserweight
  • Tape
  • 29 age 25
  • 6' 4" / 193cm height 6' 5" / 196cm
  • 77.2" / 196cm reach
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • TKO KO UD TKO RTD < form TKO UD TKO TKO PTS <
  • 23 wins 9
  • 15 by ko 7
  • 65% Ko% 78%
  • 3 Losses 0
  • 1 draws 0
  • 2008 Debut 2017
  • tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
  • WBA 15
  • 15 WBC
  • 12 WBO
  • IBF

Askin vs Okolie Info

Lawrence Okolie beat Matty Askin by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London.

The scorecards were announced as 110-116, 112-114, 113-114 in favor of winner Lawrence Okolie.

The fight took place over rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Askin vs Okolie stats

Matty Askin stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Lawrence Okolie made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and draws, with 7 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Okolie had advantage in power over Askin, with a 78% knock out percentage over Askin's 65%.

Matty Askin was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Okolie had a height advantage of 1 inch over Askin.

Both Matty Askin & Lawrence Okolie fought out of an orthodox stance.

Askin was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Okolie, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 61 less professional rounds, to Okolie's 61.

Matty Askin went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC and 12 by the WBO in the 200lb division.

Lawrence Okolie was ranked number 15 by the WBA in the 200lb division.

Askin vs Okolie form

Askin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Stephen Simmons on 17th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Craig Kennedy on 26th May 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Wales.

Going into that contest, he had beat Tommy McCarthy on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Manchester.

Before that, he had won against Tommy McCarthy on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Lancashire.

He had beat Simon Barclay on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Okolie remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Luke Watkins on 6th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Isaac Chamberlain on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Antonio Sousa on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.

Before that, he had defeated Adam Williams on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Principality Stadium, Wales.

He had beat Blaise Mendouo on 1st September 2017 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lawrence Okolie had been fighting more than Matty Askin.

Going to this contest, Matty Askin had last fought 2 years 4 months and 25 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing had been 2 years 2 months and 5 days ago.

Askin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

Okolie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 24 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.

What time did Askin vs Okolie start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 pm BST at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:30 pm EST or 11:30 am PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Askin vs Okolie?

Askin vs Okolie was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

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