Chris Billam-Smith beats Lawrence Okolie to become world champion

Chris Billam-Smith beats Lawrence Okolie to become world champion

Chris Billam-Smith, the up-and-coming British boxer, has just won the world championship title by defeating previously undefeated Lawrence Okolie. The bout, which took place on May 27th, was billed as the matchup of the year, and it did not disappoint.

Billam-Smith, whose record now stands at 19-1, dominated the fight from start to finish, landing crisp jabs and powerful body shots on Okolie. Okolie, who came into the fight with an undefeated 18-0 record, was unable to maintain his early momentum.

The fight ended with Billam-Smith emerging victorious, his arm raised in triumph. In doing so, he became the first British boxer in recent memory to hold a world championship title in his weight class.

Speaking after the fight, Billam-Smith said: ‘I knew this was my moment, my opportunity to make history. I trained so hard for this, and I’m just grateful for the opportunity to be a world champion.’

The victory cements Billam-Smith’s place as one of the rising stars of British boxing. Fans are already looking forward to his next fight, and there is speculation that it could be a unification bout against another world champion. Whatever the future holds, one thing is clear: Chris Billam-Smith is a force to be reckoned with in the world of boxing.