In the great world of boxing, fans are always looking for exciting, action-packed matchups. One of the most anticipated bouts of the year is the one between Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight world title. Both English boxers will meet in a ring in the United Kingdom this Saturday, May 27 to determine who will take home the coveted belt.
The cruiserweight world title battle between Okolie and Billam-Smith will not only be a test of skill and stamina but also an opportunity for both fighters to make a mark on boxing history. Lawrence currently holds the WBA cruiserweight title, while Chris looks to wrest the belt from him and establish himself as the world champion. The tension and rivalry between the two boxers are sure to add an extra level of intensity to this matchup.
Both fighters expressed their confidence before the fight. In a recent interview, Okolie stated: “I am prepared to devastate him. I have worked hard in the gym and I am ready to show my dominance in the ring.” On the other hand, Billam-Smith responded to his foe’s comments by saying that he “underestimates my ability. I am determined to show him and the world that I can beat him.”
Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 pm ET at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England
(Estimated) 5:00 PM ET
Lawrence Okolie -370
Chris Billam-Smith +260
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Why bet on Lawrence Okolie?
Starting with Lawrence Okolie, a 30-year-old boxer who has shown an impressive winning record. He was born on December 16, 1992, in Hackney, London, and has made his mark on the boxing world with his powerful right hook and imposing physique. Standing at 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) with a reach of 82 inches (208 cm), “The Sauce” has been known to use his wingspan to keep his opponents at bay.
Okolie has had a remarkable career thus far, racking up an impressive undefeated record of 17 wins, with 14 of them by knockout. His aggressive style and ability to control distance have earned him the respect of his opponents. Additionally, he has shown great determination in facing adversity in his personal life, which has strengthened his mentality in the ring.
The Londoner won the WBO title in March 2021 by TKO against the Polish Krzysztof Głowacki in the sixth round. He then had 3 successful defenses and this is his fourth, two months after defeating David Light by unanimous decision.
Why bet on Chris Billiam-Smith?
As for Chris Billam-Smith, this talented 32-year-old boxer has also made his mark on the boxing world. Born on August 2, 1990, in Bournemouth, UK, he has proven himself a worthy opponent with his ability to move quickly within the ring and throw precise combinations. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm) with a reach of 76 inches (193 cm), “The Gentleman” has been able to adapt to different fighting styles.
In his professional career, Billam-Smith has amassed a record of 12 wins and 1 loss. While his stats may seem inferior to Okolie’s, it’s important to note that the man from the English south coast has faced tough opponents and has shown great ability to overcome challenges. His technical style and ability to counter-punch make him a dangerous opponent for any fighter in the cruiserweight category.
Chris, who has won European, British, and Commonwealth titles, last fought in December last year and knocked out Kosovar Armend Xhoxhaj in 5 rounds.
Final Betting Analysis – Lawrence Okolie vs. Chris Billiam-Smith
At MyBookie.ag we find that Lawrence Okolie is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -370, while Ismael Chris Billiam-Smith has +260.
In conclusion, the fight between Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith is an epic showdown that will capture the attention of boxing fans around the world. Both fighters have unique skills and characteristics that make them worthy contenders for the cruiserweight world title. Okolie’s determination, punching power, and aggression will go up against Billam-Smith’s technical ability and counterpunching ability, but we believe “The Sauce” experience will be definitive and he will be the winner.
Go for a straight win for Lawrence Okolie in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -370, you will gain $27 for a total payout of $127.
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