Ola Afolabi is a British professional boxer hailing from London. He is a British retired boxer who competed professionally from 2002 to 2017. He is a two-time former WBO interim cruiserweight champion, as well as a two-time former IBO cruiserweight champion. Nicknamed “Kryptonite”, Afolabi was known in the ring for his slickness, counterpunching skills and durability. He compiled a pro record of 22 Wins (11 knockouts, 11 decisions), 6 Losses, 4 Draws. Born to Nigerian parents, Afolabi resides in California, where he also trained for most of his career.
Ola Afolabi: Personal Information
Ola Afolabi was born on 15th March 1980 in London, England. He holds a British nationality and is of African ethnic background. Currently, he resides in California. Ola Afolabi has distanced himself from the media since his retirement in 2016. With less to no information about him, Afolabi is possibly single. Not only these days but the boxer has always kept his personal life low-key. Also, while he was in the media due to his career, there were no rumours about his girlfriend. His parents’ names and other personal details are also unknown. Currently his age is 42 years.
Ola Afolabi: Physical Features
Ola Afolabi is a very strongly built British Professional Boxer. He stands 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) tall. His weight is estimated to be around 86 Kgs. He has a unique body style with a great Body. Ola has a healthy body weight to match his height. He has a distinct body type with excellent height. His body weight is appropriate for his height. His body build type is very athletic. He has an orthodox boxing stance. He fought in the Super middleweight, Light heavyweight and Cruiserweight weight categories.
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Ola Afolabi: Career
Ola Afolabi made his professional debut in 2002 against Gerard Barber. The bout was a draw. He was promoted to a full-time move to cruiserweight in 2004. On 12th April 2008, Ola won his career’s first title, WBO NAVO Cruiserweight, defeating Eric Fields via TKO. The following year, he won WBO Cruiserweight Title, knocking out Enzo Maccarinelli. In the following bout, Ola lost to Marco Huck on 5th December 2009 via a unanimous decision.
On 19th March 2013, he defeated Lubos Suda and won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight title, retaining it one more time in the following bout against Terry Dustan. He won interim WBO Cruiserweight against Valery Brudov on 3rd March 2012,. On 4th November 2015, he won the IBO Cruiserweight title eliminator against Rakhim Chakhkiyev. Following that bout, he had two losses and Afolabi decided to call time and announced his retirement.
Ola Afolabi has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2021. He has earned his wealth widely through his fifteen years-long boxing career. Though it is not out yet how much Ola made per fight or his highest purse. While at the peak of his boxing career, he is believed to have pursued no less than six-digit figures per fight. Besides, there is no financial information about him such as real estate properties, cars, or other income-generation sources.
As discussed earlier, Ola Afolabi likes to keep his personal life very private so that is why he is not active on any of the social media platforms. He is nowhere to be found on socials such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.