Matty Askin entered this fight with a pro record of 23-3-1 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.14 cruiserweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Ovill McKenzie in 2015 (Ovill McKenzie vs Matty Askin), since then he has collected one draw and six victories beating Craig Kennedy in 2017 and Stephen Simmons in 2018 (Matty Askin vs Stephen Simmons).
His opponent, the undefeated Lawrence Okolie, has a perfect boxing record of 9-0-0 (7 KOs=78%) and he entered as the No.35 in the same weight class. He debuted in 2017 and he has beat Antonio Sousa, Isaac Chamberlain and Luke Watkins in his last three (Luke Watkins vs Lawrence Okolie). Askin vs Okolie is valid for the BBBofC British cruiserweight title; undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom
Division: cruiserweight (200 lbs, 90.7 kg)
Title: BBBofC British cruiserweight title
Askin’s previous fight: Matty Askin vs Stephen Simmons
Okolie’s previous fight: Luke Watkins vs Lawrence Okolie
Okolie’s next fight: Lawrence Okolie vs Tamas Lodi
Askin vs Okolie full fight video:
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