At 15 wins, no losses, (12 by KO), Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie is on a path to become the first vegan Cruiserweight Champion of the World, and only the second world champion vegan boxer ever!
Originally from London, UK, Okolie once worked flipping burgers at McDonald’s for $8 an hour. Since turning pro at 17, his meteoric rise and recent win over Nikodem Jezewski, has him now positioned for a potential title fight – every fighter’s dream.
“I switched because I have a few friends who are vegan,” explains Okolie on why he decided to go plant-based. “They told me my energy levels would increase, so I tried it for one month. After that first month, I never looked back.”
He continues, “I’ve never eaten meat as a professional athlete, but I’ve done it both ways as an athlete and I prefer the plant-based approach. I would recommend this lifestyle to fighters who want to find increased energy levels and an easier time maintaining weight.”
Vejii is proud to support Lawrence along his path to becoming a vegan world champion!
Best of luck Lawrence, we’re excited to see what the future holds.