VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
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29-4-0

The tape

31
Age
36
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
82.7" / 210 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

TKO 1MD 12UD 12UD 12KO 3
Form
TKO 3TKO 12SD 12TKO 7UD 12
20
Wins
29
15
By KO
25
75
KO%
86
1
Losses
4
0
Stopped
4
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2008
109
Pro rounds
168

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
5
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Lawrence Okolie vs Ilunga Makabu preview


When is Okolie vs Makabu?

Lawrence Okolie could face the challenge of Ilunga Makabu in Summer 2024 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 20 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Ilunga Makabu would make his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Makabu would have an advantage in power over Okolie, with a 86% knockout percentage compared to Okolie's 75%.

Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 5 years, at 31 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 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 years and 9 months later than Makabu, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 59 fewer professional rounds, totaling 109 compared to Makabu's 168.

Lawrence Okolie goes into the fight ranked number 4 by The Ring at cruiserweight.

Ilunga Makabu is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC 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 won against Lukasz Rozanski on May 24, 2024, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Hala na Podpromiu, Rzeszow, Poland.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Chris Billam-Smith on May 27, 2023, by majority decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against David Light on March 25, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at AO Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had beaten Michal Cieslak on February 27, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

He had defeated Dilan Prasovic on September 25, 2021, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

Makabu has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on November 4, 2023, by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami, United States.

Prior to that, he had lost to Badou Jack on February 26, 2023, by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had won against Thabiso Mchunu on January 29, 2022, by split decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Packard Music Hall, Ohio, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on December 19, 2020, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The Congo.

He had beaten Michal Cieslak on January 31, 2020, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of The.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Ilunga Makabu.

Lawrence Okolie last fought 2 months and 2 days ago, while Ilunga Makabu's last outing was 8 months and 22 days ago.

Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 1 day, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.

Makabu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Okolie vs Makabu?

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