York Hall, London, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Lawrence Okolie vs Antonio Sousa report
Who won Okolie vs Sousa?
Lawrence Okolie beat Antonio Sousa by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Wednesday 13th December 2017 at York Hall in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 6 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Okolie vs Sousa stats
Lawrence Okolie stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Antonio Sousa made his way to the ring with a record of 4 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Okolie had a slight advantage in power over Sousa, with a 83% knock out percentage over Sousa's 75%.
Lawrence Okolie was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Both Lawrence Okolie & Antonio Sousa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Okolie was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 5 months later than Sousa, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 96 to Sousa's 50.
Okolie vs Sousa form
Okolie remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
Okolie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
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