Lateef Kayode started off his pro career aged 25 and currently has a record of 21-2-1. Kayode now looks to build on the experience gained in his first 24 fights. The longest win streak that Kayode has ever recorded was between August 2008 and September 2011 when it totaled 18 wins. Kayode's longest KO streak is 14 fights long.
Ready to showcase his talent in the pro ranks, Kayode defeated Mike Miller over 4 rounds in his debut to secure his first win (UD) against a durable Miller. Kayode rise in boxing continued with 12 wins against fighters such as Jose luis Herrera, Chris Thomas and Francisco Mireles.
Kayode then went on to fight and beat Alfredo Escalera jr on August 6th, 2010 maintaining his unbeaten record. Escalera jr was stopped in the 8th round via TKO meaning Kayode was the 2nd person to stop this opponent. Another win followed for Kayode taking his win tally to 14 wins.
Next was Ed Perry on December 3rd, 2010 where Kayode took the win continuing his unbeaten streak. Perry was a worthy challenger but Kayode was too much and became the first person to stop Perry via KO during round 6. Kayode continued his success in the next 6 fights taking his record to 20 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws.
Taking another knock in his career, Luis Ortiz was next in line for Kayode with Ortiz coming out victorious. Kayode career was at 20-1-1 following the fight. Kayode's fight against Luis Ortiz was Kayode's first stoppage defeat and also, the first defeat of his career. This came via TKO in the 1st round of a 12 round fight.
Kayode kept his losses at 1 by beating Nick Kisner on May 29th, 2015. Kayode was the 2nd person to beat Nick Kisner where he showed his talent as a technical boxer, beating him over 10 rounds in his 23rd professional fight.
Kayode went into his next fight against Denis Lebedev on November 4th, 2015 with a career record of 21 wins. Left wondering where Kayode's career will go next, Lebedev became only the 2nd man to stop Kayode in the 8th round of a 12 round fight.