HomeBoxingLawrence Okolie Beats Krzysztof Glowacki – Boxing Outcomes — Boxing Information
Lawrence Okolie Beats Krzysztof Glowacki – Boxing Outcomes — Boxing Information
March 21, 2021
Lawrence Okolie (16-0, 13 KOs) had an excessive amount of firepower for the getting older former cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki (31-3, 19 KOs) in beating him by a sixth-round knockout to assert the vacant WBO cruiserweight strap on Saturday evening.
The top got here in spherical six with the 6’5″ Okolie touchdown a scorching proper hand that knocked Glowack down on his again on the Wembley Enviornment in London, UK.
At first, it regarded as if Glowacki (31-3, 19 KOs) wouldn’t get again up, however he surprisingly sprang off the canvas, wanting like he was able to proceed. Referee Marcus McDonnell stopped the combat. The combat was stopped at :46 of spherical six.
In hindsight, it was a great resolution by McDonnell, contemplating how unstable Glowacki regarded on his ft. He wanted the combat to be stopped anyway as a result of he wasn’t even attempting to throw punches, and he was simply taking punishment.
Glowacki was the textbook definition of an outdated fighter, unable to drag the set off on his punches tonight.
Okolie was there to be hit if Glowacki had darted ahead to land pictures the way in which that he wanted to, however age received a maintain of him and he wasn’t mentally able to combat the way in which he wanted to for him to have a shot at successful.
Glowacki, 34, was bottled up on the skin the complete combat, getting picked aside by the highly effective jabs and proper palms from the heavy favourite Okolie.
On just a few events, Glowacki did get inside and landed his left hand solidly to the top of Okolie, however he didn’t do it practically sufficient to have an opportunity of successful.
Okolie was dropping right-hand bombs and stinging jabs from the skin the complete combat.
Glowacki was shifting his higher physique and ceaselessly wanting and ready to maneuver ahead to throw, however he couldn’t do it. He was afraid. That concern paralyzed Glowacki to the purpose the place he couldn’t do something.
“It went precisely to plan. I mentioned I’d get it executed between rounds five-eight,” mentioned Okolie to Sky Sports activities Information about his win over Glowacki.
“Out of the champions, Mairis Briedis is the one I’d most wish to combat.”
Glowacki continues to be a wonderful cruiserweight, however he’s not large enough to combat in opposition to heavyweights, and clearly, Okolie is a heavyweight. He’s not a weight bully, however he’s undoubtedly a heavyweight that’s draining all the way down to combat in opposition to smaller fighters within the cruiserweight division.
Briedis, 36, holds the IBF cruiserweight title, and he’s nonetheless on the prime of his sport. That’ll be a troublesome combat for Okolie to take. He wants to verify he needs that match badly sufficient to take the danger.
Okolie regarded like a completely crammed out heavyweight tonight, and it’s complicated why he would wish to keep at cruiserweight when he might make more cash going up in weight.
It’s received to be powerful for Okolie to make the 200-lb restrict as huge as he’s. If he loses to Briedis, it’s going to be a significant blow to his profession. That’s why he must suppose arduous about whether or not it’s value it to maintain draining down 20 to 25 lbs from heavyweight to combat at 200.
What Okolie needs to be doing is shifting as much as heavyweight to try to problem the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury combat.
Okolie now has the WBO title, which implies he can make the most of that belt to get a #1 rating at heavyweight in the identical means Oleksander Usyk did lately. That will be higher for Okolie than to waste time attempting to unify the cruiserweight division in opposition to fighters that a lot smaller than.
Undercard outcomes on the Okolie vs. Glowacki card:
Tremendous featherweight Joe Cordina (12-0, 7 KOs) beat Faroukh Kourbanov (17-3, 3 KOs) by a ten spherical majority resolution.
Cruiserweight Anthony Fowler (14-1, 11 KOs) smashed Jorge Fortea (21-3-1, 7 KOs) by a third-round knockout.
Cruiserweight Chris Billam-Smith (12-1, 10 KOs) defeated Vasil Ducar (19-4-1, 8 KOs) by a ten spherical unanimous resolution
Ramla Ali (2-0) beat Bec Connolly (3-9) by a six-round factors resolution.