Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Okolie vs Makabu?
Lawrence Okolie could face the challenge of Ilunga Makabu in Early 2024 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).
Okolie vs Makabu stats
Lawrence Okolie would step into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ilunga Makabu would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Makabu would have advantage in power over Okolie, with a 86% knock out percentage over Okolie's 74%.
Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 5 years, at 30 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 5 inches over Makabu. This also extends to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Lawrence Okolie fights out of the orthodox stance, while Ilunga Makabu is a southpaw.
Okolie is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 9 months later than Makabu, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 57 less professional rounds, 108 to Makabu's 165.
Lawrence Okolie goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBO and 6 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Ilunga Makabu is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO and 5 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Okolie vs Makabu form
Okolie has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Chris Billam-Smith on 27th May 2023 by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against David Light on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Michal Cieslak on 27th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before 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.
He had won against Krzysztof Glowacki on 20th March 2021 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Makabu has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Badou Jack on 26th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Thabiso Mchunu on 29th January 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Olanrewaju Durodola on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.
Before that, he had won against Michal Cieslak on 31st January 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.
He had beat Aleksei Papin on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.
Lawrence Okolie last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Ilunga Makabu's last outing was 11 months and 2 days ago.
Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.
Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
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