VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Cruiserweight
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17-0-0

The tape

31
Age
34
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

TKO 1MD 12UD 12UD 12KO 3
Form
TKO 2TKO 4TKO 2KO 8TKO 5
20
Wins
17
15
By KO
13
75
KO%
76
1
Losses
0
0
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2016
109
Pro rounds
77

Current rankings @ Cruiserweight

4
The Ring
6
-
WBA
12
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
-

Lawrence Okolie vs Richard Riakporhe preview


When is Okolie vs Riakporhe?

Lawrence Okolie could fight Richard Riakporhe in Summer 2024 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 a record of 20 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Richard Riakporhe would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Riakporhe would have a slight advantage in power over Okolie, with a 76% knockout percentage compared to Okolie's 75%.

Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Okolie has a 6-inch reach advantage.

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

Okolie is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 months later than Riakporhe, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 32 more professional rounds, totaling 109 compared to Riakporhe's 77.

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

Richard Riakporhe is currently ranked number 12 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO, and 6 by The Ring in the 200lb division.

Okolie vs Riakporhe form

Okolie has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 won against Dilan Prasovic on September 25, 2021, by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London.

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

In his last fight, he beat Dylan Bregeon on November 18, 2023, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had beaten Krzysztof Glowacki on January 21, 2023, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Fabio Turchi on June 11, 2022, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.

Before that, he had won against Deion Jumah on March 26, 2022, by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.

He had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on November 20, 2021, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.

Activity check

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

Lawrence Okolie last fought 2 months and 2 days ago, while Richard Riakporhe's last outing was 8 months and 8 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.

Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Okolie vs Riakporhe?

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