Lawrence Okolie is a British professional boxer who has held the WBO cruiserweight title since 2021.
At regional level, he held the Commonwealth cruiserweight title from 2018 to 2019, and the British and European cruiserweight titles separately in 2019.
Okolie is known for his long reach, accurate jab, and punching power.
As of July 2022, he is ranked as the world’s second best active cruiserweight by The Ring magazine third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and BoxRec.
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Okolie was born in Hackney, London to Nigerian parents. He grew up in Stoke Newington and attended Stoke Newington School.
He represented Team GB as a heavyweight at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he made it to the Round of 16, where he lost to eventual bronze medalist Erislandy Savon of Cuba.