Lawrence Okolie's progress in the boxing world has been smooth and now he faces a blockbuster British cruiserweight clash with Chris Billam-Smith.
|What||Lawrence Okolie v Chris Billam-Smith|
|Where||Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England|
|When||Saturday 27th May 2023|
|How to watch||Sky Sports|
|Odds||Lawrence Okolie 2/7, Chris Billam-Smith 5/2|
The bout between Lawrence Okolie and is due to take place on Saturday 27th May.
The main card for the bout is expected to begin around 7pm with the main event ring walks scheduled for 10pm.
The fight is due to be held at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, Billam-Smith’s hometown.
The venue is a football stadium and the only comparable event held at the stadium was a 2006 Elton John concert.
The bout between Okolie and Billam-Smith is set to be shown on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Okolie’s WBO cruiserweight belt is on the line in the clash between these two fighters.
Okolie has a perfect record of 19 wins from his 19 professional fights, with 14 of those coming by way of knockout.
The Sauce, as Okolie is known, won the WBO cruiserweight title against Krzysztof Glowacki in 2021 and has retained it three times, against Dilan Prasovic, Michal Cieslak and David Light respectively. The last of those wins came in March.
Billam-Smith has a record of 17 wins and one loss from his 18 professional fights. 12 of those victories have been by way of knockout.
Billam-Smith’s only loss came against Richard Riakporhe in July 2019.
The undercard features Mikael Lawal taking on Isaac Chamberlain, as well as Lee Cutler’s bout with Stanley Stannard.
Mace Ruegg and Dean Dodge are set to do battle, as well as Lewis Edmonson and Vladimir Belujsky.
Micheal McKinson, Tommy Welch, Sam Eggington, Joe Pigford, Karriss Artingstall and Jade Taylor are all also in action.