Briedis vs Okolie Info
Mairis Briedis could fight Lawrence Okolie in Spring 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
The contest would be for the unified cruiserweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBO belts on the line.
Briedis would be defending The Ring Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Yuniel Dorticos in September 2020. He has held this belt for 3 months and 25 days.
He would be defending IBF World Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Yuniel Dorticos in September 2020. He has held this title for 3 months and 25 days.
Briedis vs Okolie stats
Mairis Briedis would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins and 1 loss, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lawrence Okolie would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Okolie would have a slight advantage in power over Briedis, with a 80% knock out percentage over Briedis' 70%.
Mairis Briedis is the older man by 8 years, at 36 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 4 inches over Briedis.
Both Mairis Briedis & Lawrence Okolie fight out of an orthodox stance.
Briedis is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Okolie, who’s first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 89 more professional rounds, 152 to Okolie's 63.
Lawrence Okolie is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO and 6 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Okolie form
Briedis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Yuniel Dorticos on 26th September 2020 by majority decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Plazamedia Broadcasting Center, Munich, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Brandon Deslaurier on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Okolie remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Mariano Angel Gudino on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Wadi Camacho on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight and CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had won against Matty Askin on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Mairis Briedis.
Mairis Briedis last fought 3 months and 26 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing was 1 month and 9 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 7 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 2 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.