- 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
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.
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
|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
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)