Okolie Vs. Billam-Smith Weigh-In Results

Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith weighed in before their cruiserweight title clash on May 27th, 2023.

Okolie puts his WBO cruiserweight title on the line against a foe, who he is very familiar with.

During the pre-fight build up, Okolie disclosed that they had sparred together, as they even hugged, as the pair clearly had mutual respect.

While that may have been the case, during the final pre-fight presser, the pair refused to shake hands, as the face off was very brief.

With that being said, both fighters were required to be under the 200-lb limit which they made at 199 lbs apiece.


“I’m just going to enjoy myself. It’s all good, it’s all fine. It’ll be business and I’lll do what I always do and get the ‘W’. I’m always going to go for an early stoppage,” Okolie

“I get to spend next week with him and give him his late birthday present on Saturday night. I think everyone’s a fan of Disney really so yes, I believe in fairy tales and if this is a fairy tale then so be it Saturday night.

“A huge thank you to all for coming out, the weight’s made, the job’s to do tomorrow night.  Let’s go put on a show. Now it’s very much focusing on the job at hand.

“I’m zoned in, I’ve prepared for Lawrence. I’ve prepared for Lawrence very well,” Billam-Smith

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