Lawrence Okolie (The Sauce) is a 30-year old British professional boxer. He was born in Hackney, London England on December 16, 1992. Okolie made his professional boxing debut at the age of 24, on March 25, 2017. He is a cruiserweight world champion.
Six years and two months into his professional boxing career, Lawrence Okolie has fought 20 times with 19 wins and a single loss. As of October 2023, Okolie's boxing record stands at 19-1 (14 KO wins).
Following is a tabular list of Okolie's fights. For a list with more details — like opponent record, opponent stats, including videos, and his next fight — refer to "All of Lawrence Okolie's fights".
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||0|
|20||May 27, 2023||30||Chris Billam-Smith||Loss *||MD|
|19||Mar 25, 2023||30||David Light||Win *||UD|
|18||Feb 27, 2022||29||Michał Cieślak||Win *||UD|
|17||Sep 25, 2021||28||Dilan Prašović||Win *||KO3|
|16||Mar 20, 2021||28||Krzysztof Głowacki||Win *||TKO6|
|15||Dec 12, 2020||27||Nikodem Jeżewski||Win||TKO2|
|14||Oct 26, 2019||26||Yves Ngabu||Win||TKO7|
|13||Jul 20, 2019||26||Mariano Angel Gudino||Win||TKO7|
|12||Mar 23, 2019||26||Wadi Camacho||Win||TKO4|
|11||Feb 2, 2019||26||Tamas Lodi||Win||TKO3|
|10||Sep 22, 2018||25||Matty Askin||Win||UD|
|9||Jun 6, 2018||25||Luke Watkins||Win||TKO3|
|8||Feb 3, 2018||25||Isaac Chamberlain||Win||UD|
|7||Dec 13, 2017||24||Antonio Sousa||Win||TKO2|
|6||Oct 28, 2017||24||Adam Williams||Win||TKO3|
|5||Sep 1, 2017||24||Blaise Mendouo||Win||PTS|
|4||Jul 1, 2017||24||Russell Henshaw||Win||TKO1|
|3||May 27, 2017||24||Rudolf Helesic||Win||TKO1|
|2||Apr 15, 2017||24||Lukasz Rusiewicz||Win||TKO1|
|1||Mar 25, 2017||24||Geoffrey Cave||Win||KO1|
* World-title fight
Okolie is a cruiserweight world champion. He has held one world title at cruiserweight, which was a vacant title win.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
Lawrence Okolie is 196 cm tall (6' 5.17") with a reach of 210 cm (6' 10.68"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 14 cm (5.51").
Okolie has a 70% KO rate. Of his total 14 KO wins, 11 were in the early rounds and three in the mid rounds. He has four first-round KO wins.
Lawrence Okolie made his professional boxing debut against Geoffrey Cave at the age of 24 on March 25, 2017, defeating Cave via 1st round KO. He went on to win 18 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 13 wins via stoppage.
Okolie had his first world title fight at the age of 28 on March 20, 2021 after 15 professional fights, against Krzysztof Głowacki for the cruiserweight WBO (vacant) title. He defeated Głowacki via 6th round TKO to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.
Okolie has won one world title at cruiserweight. For all the details about Okolie's world title wins and defenses refer to "Lawrence Okolie World Titles".
Okolie has had just a single loss in his professional boxing career so far.
His most recent fight was a cruiserweight title defense bout against English boxer Chris Billam-Smith on May 27, 2023. Okolie lost the fight via 12 round majority decision — and lost his WBO title. It's been 4 months and 6 days since this fight.
Okolie has fought a total of 20 times till today, which includes 5 world-title fights at the cruiserweight division. These three fights are the highlight of his career.
March 20, 2021: Okolie wins his first world title by defeating Krzysztof Głowacki via 6th round TKO. He is now the WBO cruiserweight world champion.
September 25, 2021: Okolie successfully defends the WBO cruiserweight title against Dilan Prašović, winning the fight via 3rd round KO.
March 25, 2023: Okolie successfully defends the WBO cruiserweight title against David Light, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
Okolie has knocked out 14 of his 20 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 70%. Of his total 19 wins, 14 of them have been via KO (73.7%).
If you are interested in Okolie's boxing career, you should definitely check out the following fights.