Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Lebedev vs Okolie?
Denis Lebedev could face Lawrence Okolie in Summer 2021 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Lebedev vs Okolie stats
Denis Lebedev would step into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 23 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 and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Okolie would have a slight advantage in power over Lebedev, with a 80% knock out percentage over Lebedev's 72%.
Denis Lebedev is the older man by 13 years, at 41 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 6 inches over Lebedev.
Denis Lebedev fights out of the southpaw stance, while Lawrence Okolie is an orthodox fighter.
Lebedev is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 16 years earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 63 less professional rounds, 0 to Okolie's 63.
Lawrence Okolie is currently ranked number 2 by the WBO and 6 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Lebedev vs Okolie form
Lebedev has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Thabiso Mchunu on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Mike Wilson on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had won against Hizni Altunkaya on 7th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Mark Flanagan on 9th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight championship fight at DIVS, Ekaterinburg.
He had been beaten by Murat Gassiev on 3rd December 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow.
Okolie remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mariano Angel Gudino on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated 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 beat 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 Denis Lebedev.
Denis Lebedev last fought 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing was 1 month and 14 days ago.
Lebedev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 18 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.2 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.