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Yves Ngabu vs Lawrence Okolie report
Who won Ngabu vs Okolie?
Lawrence Okolie beat Yves Ngabu by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 26th October 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
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 Josh Taylor beating Regis Prograis for the WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Derek Chisora beat David Price and Ricky Burns was overcome by Lee Selby.
Ngabu vs Okolie stats
Yves Ngabu stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lawrence Okolie made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 13 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Okolie had a slight advantage in power over Ngabu, with a 77% knock out percentage over Ngabu's 70%.
Yves Ngabu was the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Both Yves Ngabu & Lawrence Okolie fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ngabu was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 5 years and 9 months earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 97 to Okolie's 96.
Yves Ngabu went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 12 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Lawrence Okolie was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 11 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Ngabu vs Okolie form
Okolie remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 defeated Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had won against Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Okolie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Ngabu vs Okolie start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Ngabu vs Okolie?
Ngabu 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 Ngabu vs Okolie?
Yves Ngabu was a 62/25 (+250) underdog going into the contest, while Lawrence Okolie made his way into the ring at 7/25 (-360) with oddsmakers.
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