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Mairis Briedis vs Lawrence Okolie preview
When is Briedis vs Okolie?
Mairis Briedis could fight Lawrence Okolie in Autumn/Fall 2023 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).
Briedis vs Okolie stats
Mairis Briedis would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lawrence Okolie would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Okolie would have a slight advantage in power over Briedis, with a 78% knock out percentage over Briedis' 71%.
Mairis Briedis is the older man by 8 years, at 38 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 4 inches over Briedis. This also extends to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Both Mairis Briedis & Lawrence Okolie fight out of an orthodox stance.
Briedis is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 83 more professional rounds, 167 to Okolie's 84.
Mairis Briedis goes into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA, 10 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 2 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Lawrence Okolie is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Briedis vs Okolie form
Briedis has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Jai Opetaia on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against Artur Mann on 16th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Okolie remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Michal Cieslak on 27th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dilan Prasovic on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Krzysztof Glowacki on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had beat Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Mairis Briedis.
Mairis Briedis last fought 8 months and 21 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing was 1 year and 24 days ago.
Briedis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.
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