Lawrence Okolie vs Dillian Whyte: Predictions

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by destruction, Mar 2, 2021.

who wins?

This poll will close on Jan 31, 2023 at 11:12 AM.
  1. Okolipus KO

  2. Okilpus UD

  3. Whyte KO

  4. Whyte UD

  5. Draw

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  1. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Chisora has commented that Okolie stepping up and facing Whyte is on the cards. Instead of him staying at cruiser, which is predictable. As all the action and money is at HW

    Who wins this one if they face each other in the next 2 years?

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  2. DramaShow

    DramaShow Member Full Member

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    Okolie should move up as no money at Cruser and he said it's a struggle making the limit. He shouldn't fight Whyte straight away though. There's no need and Whyte would smoek him.
     
  3. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Member Full Member

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    I find it hard to bet against Dillian. If one fighter brings it all and puts it on the line in a **** storm, it’s Dillian. He is a proper throwback, fighter, and can never be ruled out. Whyte by ko for me. Okolie could catch him at the right time further down the line but no time soon.
     
  4. Guru88

    Guru88 Member Full Member

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    Okolie has the power to send him to a new dimension, whether he is good enough to land it I’m not sure, I wouldn’t rule him out
     
  5. Canning Town

    Canning Town Tokyo2021 banned Full Member

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    Whyte would have him on bambi legs like Savon did in the ams
     
  6. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

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    People sleep on Okolie’s power. He can bang. And Whyte is proven glass on the glass chart, maybe even legendary.
     
  7. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

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    I might be in the minority but I would pick Okolie to beat Whyte at HW, KO win mid to later rounds.

    Obviously it's not a fight which is going to happen in 2021 so by the time it comes around (if it ever does) Dillian would have regressed even further, so I would give the younger, fresher, bigger punching Okolie the edge. I'm no Okolie fan, but he has consistently proven at all levels he has fought at so far that he can seriously punch!

    He's also really a heavyweight, who boils himself down to CW. He is absolutely massive, and even at HW will have a reach advantage over more than a few opponents. Not to say that he is going to do anything special at HW, but I really don't rate Dillian Whyte at all so see no reason why Okolie would not knock him out...
     
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  8. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

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    The reason he boils down to heavy is because of his grappling style. He won't be able to do that at heavyweight against the bigger, stronger guys.
     
  9. Donald Donaldson

    Donald Donaldson Member Full Member

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    True, but he grapples at CW because his opponents are lighter and quicker than at the weight division above so can try to get on the inside faster which Lawrence does not like.

    HW's are naturally slower, so will also be more vulnerable to his big shots coming forwards trying to fight up close.
     
  10. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Well-Known Member Full Member

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    As long as he didn’t jump into it straight away when moving up, would strongly fancy Okolie.
     
  11. Dragon Punch

    Dragon Punch Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I like Dillian, but that Povetkin KO has likely ruined his chin, which was already shaky- we will see what the score is when he gets hit. He was down against Rivas & Parker, shaken to his boots against Helenius and even Wack.

    Obviously, Whyte would have to start as a clear favourite if it was anytime soon, but If Okolie lands clean, he will launch him out of the ring.
     
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  12. kojak

    kojak Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Whyte strikes me as the type of fighter who's chin is going to deteriorate really quickly.

    I reckon another tough fight or two and he's going to start losing all punch resistance.
     
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  13. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    As much as I dislike Okolies style and find him incredibly boring, I think he knocks Whyte out.
     
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  14. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    100% agree.

    That Povetkin KO was a game changer.
     
  15. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

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    Whyte for me. Would be a good fight though. Interesting to see if Okolie's KO power would be as successful at heavyweight.