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Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak Odds, Pick, and Prediction

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Feb 24, 2022 · 1:44 PM PST

Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak 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 Michal Cieslak goes Sunday, February 27th at 12 PM EST
  • Okolie is the favored fighter in this world title collision
  • Check out the Okolie vs Cieslak odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak emanates from the O2 Arena in London, and broadcasts on DAZN. The British boxer is favored in the Okolie vs Cieslak boxing  betting odds, priced at -575 odds.

Let’s analyze the Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak odds via Caesars Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak Odds

Fighter Odds
Lawrence Okolie -575
Michal Cieslak +425

Odds as of February 24th via Caesars Sportsbook

This fight is a well-matched affair between internationally ranked contenders in their given weight category.

The WBO world cruiserweight championship hangs in the balance with Okolie and Cieslak in the champion and challenger roles respectively.

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Lawrence Okolie’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Cieslak

Okolie aims to make the sophomore defense of his WBO world title reign here. The 2016 UK Olympic representative has captured professional titles at each tier before ascending to that world title level.

The defending champion is well known for his finishing ability. Okolie enters the ring with an eighty-two percent stoppage rate and is confident in his ability to not allow the judges to determine the bout verdict.

Lawrence Okolie is in a fairly strong position to seek out a unification bout with fellow cruiserweight titleholders later in the calendar year.

IBF champion Mairis Briedis seemed like he was in Okolie’s proverbial crosshairs before this prizefight with Cieslak was finalized.

He is maintaining a myopic focus on the task at hand though because he realizes there will be no title unification opportunities if he is felled to the canvas.

Okolie vs Cieslak Recent Fights

Okolie
VS
Cieslak
Dilan Prasovic, win via KO Fight 1 Yury Kashinsky, win via TKO
Krzysztof Glowacki, win via KO Fight 2 Taylor Mabika, win via KO
Nikodem Jezewski, win via TKO Fight 3 Ilunga Junior Makabu, loss via UD
Yves Ngabu, win via TKO Fight 4 Olanrewaju Durodola, win via TKO

The Sauce is looking to add his distinct flavor to this upcoming title defense.

The Polish pugilist aiming for world championship glory here needs to avoid getting lost in the sauce. Cieslak aims to shock the sweet science community and cause some disruption.

Michal Cieslak’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Okolie

Cieslak is the WBO mandatory contender, and this is his second bid for a world championship.

A title fight loss via unanimous decision to Ilunga Makabu in January 2020 adds a bit of a redemptive tendril to this bout for Michal Cieslak.

The champion comes in with a three-and-a-half-inch reach advantage. He also enters this Cieslak bout with a spotless record.

Cieslak does have the overall edge in terms of professional experience though. The story of this fight, on paper, looks like it will unfurl in a competitive and exciting fashion.

Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak Tale of the Tape

Okolie
VS
Cieslak
17-0 Record 21-1
14 Knockouts 15
6’5 Height 6’3
82.5″ Reach 79″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Lawrence Okolie vs Michal Cieslak Pick & Prediction

Okolie is riding a streak of seven consecutive stoppage victories, and I foresee him increasing that to eight this weekend.

I think it’s worth pursuing a prop bet regarding this fight not going the distance.

Also, a prop bet regarding Lawrence Okolie winning via KO or TKO would present strong value as well in my estimation. Okolie bettors are getting huge value at Caesars Sportsbook because DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel list the British boxer at -700 and -800 to win.

DraftKings lists this fight not to go the distance at -330 in their Okolie vs Cieslak odds.

Pick: Lawrence Okolie (-575)

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