Lawrence Okolie Becomes World Champion After KO Victory Over Krzysztof Glowacki.
21 Mar 2021
Lawrence Okolie remains unbeaten after a bruising knockout display on Krzysztof Glowacki to claim WBO cruiser weight belt at Wembley.
The 28 year old, who fought in just his 16th fightwas lauded for his “scary” power and the superiority of his performance by promoter Eddie Hearn.
“My goodness was he good enough. Not just good enough, an absolute masterclass. The jab, the footwork, the right hand. The work on the inside, the spinning off.”
“That was a good enough performance to beat any cruiserweight in the division, and that’s what we want to do now. “We don’t want to muck around, we want to go straight for all the titles and unify the division and then move up to heavyweight.”
“He’s got scary power, but he used to be all power. Now he’s got the jab, he’s got the movement, he’s got the knowledge up here.”
It seems the hype is running off on Okolie himself who said in to test himself against Mairis Briedis, the IBF champion.
“I feel like I would like to fight someone like Briedis next. I think out of the champions, Briedis is the one that I would most like to go in next with. That would be unified in 17 fights and 42 career fights.”
In the post match interview Okolie said:
“Obviously I’m happy. I feel blessed. I was really calm throughout the week. It’s amazing to be able to put an exclamation mark on my life with a world title. Anything you want in life, if you believe, you can do it.”
“Four or five years ago, Eddie Hearn saw a boy from Hackney and said ‘if you win a world title, I’ll buy you a gold Rolex Sky Dweller’. Now I want my Sky Dweller. And he said I’d get another one if I unify, too!”