Lawrence Okolie Became A World Champion With One Punch
Lawrence Okolie became a world champion with crushing right hand in stunning one punch KO
Lawrence Okolie achieved what most boxers spent their lives dreaming of when he became a world champion.
The 6ft 5in cruiserweight had gone through the traditional route early in his career, winning the British, Commonwealth and European titles before deciding to move into the big leagues of world level.
Shortly after Okolie’s 15th professional outing, the WBO world title became vacant and the Brit was offered the chance to take on former world champion, Krzysztof Glowacki, for the coveted belt.
It was a battle of youth vs experience, but on the night Okolie seemed like the more seasoned fighter putting in a punch perfect performance.
Such is the power of Okolie, who has ambitions to move up to heavyweight in the near future, that the fight did not go the distance.
In the sixth round, Okolie landed a crushing right hand to the chin of Glowacki, whose legs immediately buckled and he was laid flat out on the canvas.
The Pole bravely made it back to his feet, but it was clear he was not all there, as the referee rightly waved off the contest and Okolie was crowned world champion.
Okolie reminisced on that night, as he says: “I was coming off an injury for that fight, so it aided in my style for that fight and it’s one that I’m going to use going forward, it was all about control.”