Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie, One of the Most Dangerous Rising World Champion in 2022

Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie, One of many Most Harmful Rising World Champion in 2022

Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Actual Fight Media Boxing Correspondent

 Be careful for the sauce. Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie, 17-0 with 14 knockouts, Hackney, London, United Kingdom, the World Boxing Group World Cruiserweight champion, and a former British and European cruiserweight champion, is probably the most harmful rising world champion in the present day, and probably the most harmful fighter to come back out of the UK of current since Anthony Joshua within the greater weight lessons.

In solely 5 years, Okolie, age 29, has dominated the cruiserweight division, and he’s the most effective likelihood of unifying the division towards its finest champions and contenders in 2022 and 2023. Okolie was a 2016 Olympian in Rio de Janeiro, profitable his opening spherical match. His skilled debut towards Geoffrey at Manchester Enviornment in 2017 lasted solely 20 seconds. His first 4 professional bouts all ended within the first spherical with a mixed time size of six minutes and 6 seconds.

Okolie has gone ten rounds as soon as, and 12 rounds as soon as, and his disciplined work ethic shouldn’t be in query. Okolie’s solely downside is, like Sven Ottke and others, Okolie has not fought outdoors of his dwelling nation. Tremendous mega bouts will often contain journey to locations like Las Vegas and Monte Carlo, and Okolie should show himself on the greater degree of potential within the close to future as unifications and extra critical challengers face off with him.

Poland’s 21-1 Michal Cieslak will problem Okolie on February 27, 2021 at 02 Enviornment in Greenwich if the bout goes off. The UK shut down boxing in January 2022 as a result of Omicron Variant of the coronavirus Pandemic, which has contaminated over 303 million individuals worldwide, and continues to place spectator sports activities in danger. In January 2020, Cieslak incurred his solely loss, a 12 spherical factors choice in Kinshasa, The Congo, to southpaw World Boxing Council World cruiserweight champion Ilunga Junior Makabu.

Okolie is the toughest hitting cruiserweight in fashionable historical past, and his rise has been meteoric. The problem for Matchroom Boxing will likely be to place Okolie in with Makabu, Mairis Breidis, Yuniel Dorticos, Mateusz Masternak, Andrew Tabiti, Mike Perez, and the largest names within the cruiserweight division not transitioning to heavyweight. The higher problem through the Coronavirus Pandemic is to not wind up ready of inactivity. From Mikey Garcia to Julian Williams, among the world’s finest fighters have been achieved in by inactivity. Okolie has to maintain transferring till he unifies the division within the close to future. Cieslak is the most effective identify Okolie has but confronted. The going will get more durable if he beats him.




Robert Brizel - Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert Brizel – Head Boxing Correspondent

Robert is the Head Boxing Correspondent for Actual Fight Media Boxing since 2013. Robert can be a photographer and ringside reporter for the RCM Tri State area which incorporates NJ, NY and PA. Robert conducts unique interviews, gives historic boxing articles and gives editorial ringside protection of main boxing occasions. You’ll be able to contact or observe Robert on Fb and by electronic mail at [email protected]

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