Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Okolie vs Cieslak?
Lawrence Okolie could face Michal Cieslak in Summer 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
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).
Okolie vs Cieslak stats
Lawrence Okolie would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michal Cieslak would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Okolie would have a slight advantage in power over Cieslak, with a 80% knock out percentage over Cieslak's 70%.
Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 2 inches over Cieslak.
Both Lawrence Okolie & Michal Cieslak fight out of an orthodox stance.
Okolie is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 8 months later than Cieslak, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 39 less professional rounds, 63 to Cieslak's 102.
Lawrence Okolie goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO and 6 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Michal Cieslak is currently ranked number 3 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO, 14 by the IBF and 10 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Okolie vs Cieslak form
Okolie remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat 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 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 defeated Matty Askin on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Michal Cieslak has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Taylor Mabika on 5th December 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ilunga Makabu on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.
Going into that contest, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 31st May 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at MZOS Pruszków, ul. Bohaterów Warszawy 4, Pruszków, Poland.
Before that, he had defeated Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 1st March 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Hall, ul. B. Chrobrego 50B, Legionowo.
He had beat Dusan Krstin on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Torwar Sport Hall, Warsaw.
In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Michal Cieslak.
Lawrence Okolie last fought 2 months and 15 days ago, while Michal Cieslak's last outing was 2 months and 22 days ago.
Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Cieslak's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Okolie vs Cieslak?
Michal Cieslak is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Lawrence Okolie if you fancy the incredible upset.