Nigerian Boxer Lawrence Okolie Becomes First Vegan To Win (WBO) Cruiserweight World Title
-A Nigerian-English boxer, Lawrence Okolie became the first vegan to win the World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight world title.
-The boxer has strictly followed a plant-based diet for the entirety of his career
-The 28-year-old won the title thanks to a 6th round knockout of Krzysztof Glowacki
A London boxer of Nigerian origin, Lawrence Okolie has become the first vegan to win the World Boxing Organization (WBO) cruiserweight world title.
The boxer won the title in his 16th professional fight and remains unbeaten.
The 28-year-old boxer acquired the cruiserweight world title thanks to a 6th round knockout of Krzysztof Glowacki.
The boxer follows a strict plant diet and he hopes he can be an inspiration to other boxers to do the same.
Okolie hasn’t eaten meat since 2017, as he said after beating Isaac Chamberlain in 2018.
The Nigerian boxer a not the first vegan to win a boxing title. That has already been achieved by Keith Holmes who won the middleweight title.
Okolie is however the first to win the cruiserweight title on a vegan diet and the only current vegan champion.
Following the victory, Lawrence Okolie stated that he hadn’t eaten meat since becoming a boxer and he recommends the diet to other boxers, claiming that it increases energy levels and helps maintain weight.