Lawrence Okolie (The Sauce) defends his WBO cruiserweight title against Chris Billam-Smith (The Gentleman). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.
This fight between Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith took place on at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England.
At 196 cm, Lawrence Okolie is the taller of the two by 5 cms; Chris Billam-Smith is 191 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 210 cm, Okolie also has a significant reach advantage of 19 cms over Billam-Smith's 191 cm. On top of that, Okolie also has a 14 cm ape index advantage over Billam-Smith.
Okolie is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 19-0 (14 KOs). His last fight was 2 months and 2 days ago against David Light, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.
Billam-Smith comes in with a record of 17-1 (12 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 10 days ago against Armend Xhoxhaj, which he won via 5th round KO.
Both the fighters fight out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Okolie will be 30 years and 5 months old. Billam-Smith will be 32 years and 9 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 66-34 in favor of Lawrence Okolie. Here is the prediction for Okolie vs Billam-Smith.
Chris Billam-Smith defeated Lawrence Okolie via 12 round MD to win the WBO cruiserweight title. Okolie's undefeated record of 19 wins comes to an end, and Billam-Smith advances his win streak to 9. Billam-Smith is now 18-1, and Okolie 19-1.