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Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Updated May 22, 2023 · 8:49 PM PDT

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith odds
Britain's Lawrence Okolie, left, celebrates after beating Poland's Nikodem Jezewski in a Cruiserweight boxing fight at Wembley Arena in London Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Andrew Couldridge/Pool via AP)
  • Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith goes Saturday, May 27th at 2 PM EST
  • Okolie is the favorite in this title bout
  • Check out the Okolie vs Billam-Smith odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith goes down at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, and broadcasts on Boxxer as well as Sky Sports. The former is favored over the latter in the Okolie vs Billam-Smith betting odds, priced at -340.

Let’s analyze the Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith odds as we provide our best bet for this bout.

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith Odds

Fighter Odds
Lawrence Okolie -340
Chris Billam-Smith +250

Okolie is a favorite in the boxing odds at -340, meaning the boxer has 77% implied win probability.

This bout is for the WBO cruiserweight world title with Okolie and Billam-Smith in the champion and challenger roles, respectively.



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Lawrence Okolie’s Betting Outlook vs Billam-Smith

Okolie is embarking on the fourth defense of his WBO title and fights nine weeks after his last title bout. Previously he was tied up in a dispute with a previous promoter that kept him out of the ring for over a year and Okole is clearly trying to make up for lost time.

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This is a match-up with a personal underpinning to it as Okolie and Billam-Smith are friends and former sparring partners. Okolie even went as far as to say he loved Billam-Smith but also endeavors to knock him out in this looming bout.

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith Recent Fights

David Light, win via UD Fight 1 Armend Xhoxhaj, win via KO
Michal Cieslak, win via UD Fight 2 Isaac Chamberlain, win via UD
Dilan Prasovic, win via KO Fight 3 Tommy McCarthy, win via KO
Krzysztof Glowacki, win via KO Fight 4 Dylan Bregeon, win via UD


Okolie is regarded by many as the best cruiserweight in the sport today and ‘The Sauce’ aims to reassert that this weekend.

Chris Billam-Smith’s Betting Outlook vs Okolie

Billam-Smith engages in his third straight fight in his hometown. The partisan presence of the crowd will fill out Billam-Smith’s sails as he embarks on the most significant outing of his professional career.

‘The Gentleman’ has captured British, European, and Commonwealth belts in this weight division and Billam-Smith looks to actualize his dream into reality by winning a world title at his home stadium.

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These pugilists have shared an estimated 300 plus sparring rounds with one another which makes the machinations of this matchup intriguing. Okolie has marginal edges over Billam-Smith in terms of overall finishing rate and reach while Billam-Smith has been more active in recent times.

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith Tale of the Tape

19-0 Record 17-1
14 Knockouts 12
6’5 Height 6’3
82.5″ Reach N/A
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Lawrence Okolie vs Chris Billam-Smith Prediction

This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds, and the question of does this one go the distance is a curious one.

Okolie’s last pair of fights have gone the distance, but he does have a notable amount of stoppages. The confluence of these factors informs why the over and under nine-and-a-half round props for this bout are -115 for both.

I see value in pursuing prop bets on this fight going over nine and a half rounds (-115) and Okolie winning via decision.

Pick: Lawrence Okolie (-340)


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