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Jai Opetaia vs Lawrence Okolie preview
When is Opetaia vs Okolie?
Jai Opetaia could square off against Lawrence Okolie in Autumn/Fall 2023 in 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).
Opetaia vs Okolie stats
Jai Opetaia would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lawrence Okolie would make his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Opetaia would have a slight advantage in power over Okolie, with a 77% knock out percentage over Okolie's 74%.
Jai Opetaia is the younger man by 3 years, at 27 years old.
Okolie has a height advantage of 2 inches over Opetaia. This also extends to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Jai Opetaia fights out of the southpaw stance, while Lawrence Okolie is an orthodox fighter.
Opetaia is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 11 less professional rounds, 97 to Okolie's 108.
Lawrence Okolie is currently ranked number 1 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Opetaia vs Okolie form
Opetaia remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Mairis Briedis on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight and The Ring Cruiserweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against Daniel Russell on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Benjamin Kelleher on 22nd October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fortitude Music Hall, Queensland.
Before that, he had defeated Mark Flanagan on 16th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hordern Pavilion, New South Wales.
He had won against Nikolas Charalampous on 27th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Luna Park, New South Wales.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Lawrence Okolie has been fighting more than Jai Opetaia.
Jai Opetaia last fought 10 months and 26 days ago, while Lawrence Okolie's last outing was 1 day ago.
Opetaia's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Okolie'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 45 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9 rounds on average.
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