York Hall, London, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Watkins vs Okolie?
Lawrence Okolie beat Luke Watkins by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Wednesday 6th June 2018 at York Hall in London.
The fight took place over 3 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Watkins vs Okolie stats
Luke Watkins stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lawrence Okolie made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Okolie had a slight advantage in power over Watkins, with a 75% knock out percentage over Watkins' 69%.
Luke Watkins was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Okolie had a height advantage of 4 inches over Watkins.
Both Luke Watkins & Lawrence Okolie fought out of an orthodox stance.
Watkins was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Okolie, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 78 to Okolie's 63.
Watkins vs Okolie form
Okolie remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Isaac Chamberlain on 3rd February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Antonio Sousa on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adam Williams on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Before that, he had beat Blaise Mendouo on 1st September 2017 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
Okolie's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Watkins vs Okolie start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Watkins vs Okolie?
Watkins vs Okolie was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.