Lawrence Okolie is the new WBO cruiserweight world champion after he stopped Krzysztof Glowacki in the sixth round of their showdown at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The Sauce demonstrated his devastating punch power to demolish the Polish veteran, who to his credit stood firm to survive a fourth-round ambush from the Brit.
Okolie, managed by Anthony Joshua’s 258 management, said all week that he would close the show with a knockout to become a world champion.
That is exactly what he did as he set up a dynamite right hand that left Glowacki in a heap on the canvas.
The brave veteran tried to beat the count and did but the referee made the sensible decision to wave off the contest.
Now Okolie is now looking to unify the division against Arsen Goulamirian, Ilunga Makabu or Mairis Briedis before moving up to heavyweight.
The Sauce took the centre of the ring from the opening exchanges and was finding the target with his stinging jab.
Glowacki was not phased by Okolie’s power though and was determined to rough up his opponent. He was warned for punching the back of the head and using his own in the opening two rounds.
“Stay disciplined,” was the shout from trainer Shane McGuigan in the third, as Glowacki grew into the contest.
The east Londoner found the breakthrough in the fourth round as he tested the chin of the season veteran, who was buzzed by the flurry of punches that landed flush on his chin.
Glowacki’s right eye started to swell as Okolie drew blood and upped the tempo.