Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Okolie vs Riakporhe?
Lawrence Okolie could fight Richard Riakporhe in Early 2024 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 a record of 19 wins, 1 loss 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 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Riakporhe would have a slight advantage in power over Okolie, with a 76% knock out percentage over Okolie's 74%.
Lawrence Okolie is the younger man by 3 years, at 30 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 31 more professional rounds, 108 to Riakporhe's 77.
Lawrence Okolie goes into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBO and 6 by the RING at cruiserweight.
Richard Riakporhe is currently ranked number 10 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 13 by the IBF and 7 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 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 defeated 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 won against 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 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.
Richard Riakporhe remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Dylan Bregeon on 18th November 2023 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Krzysztof Glowacki on 21st January 2023 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Fabio Turchi on 11th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Deion Jumah on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, London.
He had beat Olanrewaju Durodola on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Wembley Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Richard Riakporhe has been fighting more than Lawrence Okolie.
Lawrence Okolie last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Richard Riakporhe's last outing was 2 months and 10 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.
Riakporhe's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
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