Everything You Need To Know About Lawrence Okolie Vs Michal Cieslak

Everything you need to know ahead of a busy night at the 02 Arena this weekend
08:35, 22 Feb 2022

Lawrence Okolie makes the second defence of his WBO cruiserweight title this weekend, when he takes on what he believes could be the toughest test of his professional career to date in Michal Cieslak.

It promises to be a top night of fighting across the whole show, with Jordan Gill’s European featherweight title fight billing a superb undercard that also features Anthony Fowler and Campbell Hatton. Here’s everything you need to know about a blockbuster night in the capital.

Where: 02 Arena, London

When: Sunday, February 27th. The main card begins at 5pm with ring walks for Okolie vs Cieslak beginning at around 9pm. 

How To Watch: DAZN, across over 200 countries in the world. 

Tale of the Tape:

Okolie

Age: 29

Nickname: The Sauce

Place Of Birth: Hackney, London

Record: 17-0 (14)

Reach: 82½’’ 

Height: 6’5’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight:

The Sauce made easy work of Dilan Prasovic in the first defence of his WBO strap, stopping the Montenegrin inside three rounds on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard in September.

Lawrence Okolie
Lawrence Okolie

Cielslak

Age: 32

Place Of Birth: Kozienice, Poland

Record: 21-1 (15)

Reach: 79’’

Height: 6’3’’

Stance: Orthodox

What They Say:

Okolie

“I believe on paper this could be one of the hardest fights. Until you actually get in the ring, you never know what someone's got. 

Watching Cieslak's fights, he's a very good technical boxer. He's got some power and good speed. All in all, it poses to be a very good challenging fight”

Cielslak

“I can't wait to actually attend the fight. I'm training very hard, and I can't wait to fight. If I wasn't sure I was going to win, I wouldn't be here. I've been training since I was 13 so I'm ready to get the WBO title.”

Undercard:

Lawrence Okolie vs. Michal Cieslak, WBO world cruiserweight title

Karim Guerfi vs. Jordan Gill, EBU European featherweight title

Anthony Fowler vs. Lukasz Maciec

Demsey McKean vs. Ariel Esteban Bracamonte

Campbell Hatton vs. Joe Ducker

John Hedges vs. Aleksander Nagolski

Betfred Odds: 

Okolie: 1/8

Draw: 25/1

Cieslak: 11/2

Betfred Okolie vs Cieslak Betting*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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