VIDEO: Lawrence Okolie Debilitates Opponent With Brutal Body Shot – Retains WBO Cruiserweight Title

Published 09/25/2021, 4:15 PM EDT
Boxing – WBO World Cruiserweight Title – Lawrence Okolie v Dilan Prasovic – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Lawrence Okolie knocks down Dilan Prasovic to win the fight Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Lawrence Okolie and Dilan Prasovic rolled out a fiery co-main event for boxing lovers. Both the men came out with their finest game plans to keep each other on their toes. Yet, in the end, it was Lawrence Okolie who bagged a stupendous KO win.

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The fight began well for the champ, Okolie. Being the lanky fighter, he used his reach effectively to break into Prasovic’s defense. Later, both the men began landing wild punches, but couldn’t connect clean.

The pair kept trading blows as the fight progressed. While breaking into Dilan’s defense, Okolie kept a safe distance and didn’t let his foe take control of proceedings. Slowly and steadily, as the fight moved ahead, both Okolie and Prasovic began connecting cleanly with their right hands.

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In round 2, Okolie even struck Prasovic with a right hand and the latter was the first one to take a knee. Yet he stood tall and fought again.

‘The Sauce’ was looking for that one big right hand, but Prasovic got out of his range. In round 3, Okolie again caught Prasovic with a fiery body shot, stunning the 26-year-old.

Later, as the Brit figured that Prasovic was stepping in to dodge his straight right hand, he shuffled and landed his thrilling body shots, which helped him get a win in this clash.

This was Okolie’s very first title defense, and he performed admirably. With this win, he also improved his pro-boxing track record to 17 wins and 0 losses.

Lawrence Okolie – The next big cruiserweight legend?

Okolie is still young, and he is gaining new lessons across all his fights. He has developed a knack for reading and decoding his opponent’s style. This tremendously helped him tonight against Prasovic.

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As he has every weapon in his artillery to reach the pinnacle, Okolie is now also in the race to become a bigwig in this division. However, he will have to keep winning. For now, he can enjoy his win before getting set for another defense or unification fight.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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