Autumn/Fall 2023
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
18-0-0
15-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBO World Cruiserweight

The tape

29
Age
32
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
82.7" / 210 cm
Reach
77.2" / 196 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12KO 3KO 6TKO 2TKO 7
Form
TKO 2KO 8TKO 5PTS 8UD 12
18
Wins
15
14
By KO
11
78
KO%
73
0
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2016
84
Pro rounds
71

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

1
The Ring
8
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
5
-
WBO
11
-
IBF
2

Lawrence Okolie vs Richard Riakporhe preview

When is Okolie vs Riakporhe?

Lawrence Okolie could fight Richard Riakporhe in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).

Okolie vs Riakporhe stats

Lawrence Okolie would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Richard Riakporhe would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Okolie would have a slight advantage in power over Riakporhe, with a 78% knock out percentage over Riakporhe's 73%.

Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.

Okolie has 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Lawrence Okolie & Richard Riakporhe fight out of an orthodox stance.

Okolie is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 months later than Riakporhe, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 13 more professional rounds, 84 to Riakporhe's 71.

Lawrence Okolie goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at cruiserweight.

Richard Riakporhe is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC, 11 by the WBO, 2 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 200lb division.

Okolie vs Riakporhe form

Okolie remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 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.

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 won against Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had beat Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.

Riakporhe remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Fabio Turchi on 11th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Deion Jumah on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against Olanrewaju Durodola on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Before that, he had defeated Krzysztof Twardowski on 2nd October 2021 by points in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had beat Jack Massey on 19th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at York Hall, London.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Lawrence Okolie.

Lawrence Okolie last fought 9 months and 11 days ago, while Richard Riakporhe's last outing was 5 months and 27 days ago.

Okolie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6 rounds on average.

Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Okolie vs Riakporhe?

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