Okolie New Champ, Stops Glowacki
We have a new champion at cruiserweight, as Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) captures the vacant WBO World Title at Cruiserweight. He defeated Krzysztof Glowacki to close out the SSE Wembley Arena in London Saturday night.
The main event that aired on Sky Sports in the UK and on the streaming service DAZN around the US and the world saw the matchup that was delayed as Glowacki 31-3, 19 KOs )caught COVID-19 in December take shape. Glowacki was looking to become a three-time champion at cruiserweight and did just came up short.
The front foot was apparent in the opening bell as both looked to establish range and position. Okolie seemed to have the upper hand in the opening round as he stuck out the jab. The referee early on in the round also warned Glowacki about shots to the back of the head, which led to the disaster in ending the fight he had with Martin Bredis.
HE’S DONE IT… BRITAIN HAS A NEW WORLD CHAMP! ?? @lawrence_tko ?
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 20, 2021
As the fight progressed, it was clear that Glowacki couldn’t get in range to start or land anything. Part of that was the position that Okolie was taking away from Glowacki and was making this going to be a long night for him. The only way Glowacki could disrupt this is to lunge in and make it an ugly fight. By the fourth round, Okolie was landing some hard shots and earned a cut over his right eye on Glowacki for his efforts.
Start of the six-round was the last of this one as a big right hand from Okolie send Glowacki and was unable to beat to continue as he staggered up during the ten count. The time of the stoppage of 46 seconds in the sixth round.
For Okolie, he mentioned that he wanted to unify the belts at cruiserweight, lets see if that matchup with Martin Bredis next up for ‘The Sauce”