VIDEO: Lawrence Okolie Debilitates Opponent With Brutal Body Shot – Retains WBO Cruiserweight Title

Lawrence Okolie and Dilan Prasovic rolled out a fiery co-main event for boxing lovers. Both the men came out with their finest game plans to keep each other on their toes. Yet, in the end, it was Lawrence Okolie who put the fans in a frenzy by bagging a stupendous KO win.

The fight began well for the champ, Okolie. Being the lanky fighter, he effectively used his reach to break into Prasovic’s defense. Later, both the men began landing wild punches but couldn’t connect one significant hit.

The pair exchanged an extensive amount of punches as the fight progressed. Okolie kept a safe distance, and he didn’t let his foe take control of the ring. Slowly and steadily as the fight moved ahead, both Okolie and Prasovic began landing, their power-packed right hands.

Lawrence Okolie delivers a body shot KO in his first title defense #JoshuaUsyk

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In round 2, Okolie even struck Prasovic with a right hand and the latter was the first one to take a knee. Yet he stood tall and fought again.

‘The Sauce’ was looking for that one big right hand, but Prasovic rightly cut the distance and got out of his range. In round 3, Okolie again caught Prasovic with a fiery body shot, which left the 26-year-old stunned.

The Brit figured that Prasovic was stepping in to dodge his straight right hand. Consequently, he shuffled and landed his thrilling body shot, which helped him get a win in this clash.

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This was Okolie’s very first title defense, and he performed the way he was expected to. With this win, he also improved his pro-boxing track record to 17 wins and 0 losses.

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Okolie is still young, and he’s exploring new learnings across all his fights. He’s fairly developed a knack of reading and decoding his opponents’ style and this tremendously helped him tonight against Prasovic.

Big Sauce #AndStill @Lawrence_tko makes a successful first defence stopping Prasovic in the third!

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— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) September 25, 2021

He’s now also in the race to become a bigwig in this division. Because he has every weapon in his artillery to reach the pinnacle.

For now, he can enjoy his win. But the fans would be eager to see him back in action soon for another title defense or a unification fight.

What do you draw of Okolie’s performance against Dilan Prasovic?

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