VS
Sep 22 2018
Saturday

Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

12 round contest @ Cruiserweight
23-3-1
UD 12

Score cards

  • 110-116
  • 112-114
  • 113-114
UD 12
9-0-0

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Belts on The Line

Vacant BBBOC British Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
26
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
82.7" / 210 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOUDTKORTD
Form
TKOUDTKOTKOPTS
23
Wins
9
15
By KO
7
65
KO%
78
3
Loses
0
1
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2017

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
15
15
WBC
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12
WBO
-
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IBF
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Matty Askin vs Lawrence Okolie report


Who won Askin vs Okolie?

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

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

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 kg).

This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Joshua beating Alexander Povetkin for the IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also on the undercard Luke Campbell defeated Yvan Mendy, and Sergey Kuzmin was victorious over David Price.

Askin vs Okolie stats

Back in September 2018, Matty Askin stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Lawrence Okolie made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Okolie had an advantage in power over Askin, with a 78% knockout percentage compared to Askin's 65%.

Matty Askin was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.

Okolie had a height advantage of 1 inch over Askin. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

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

Askin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 8 years and 4 months earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, totaling 149 compared to Okolie's 108.

Matty Askin went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC, and 12 by the WBO at cruiserweight.

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 March 17, 2018, by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prior to that, he had defeated Isaac Chamberlain on February 3, 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 December 13, 2017, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.

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

He had beaten Blaise Mendouo on September 1, 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 into this contest, Matty Askin had last fought 6 months and 5 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing had been 3 months and 16 days ago.

Askin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 10 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 6 months and 3 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 1 year and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 18 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.

What were the odds on Askin vs Okolie?

Matty Askin was a 12/5 (+240) underdog going into the contest, while Lawrence Okolie made his way into the ring at 33/100 (-300) with oddsmakers.

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