Okolie vs Glowacki - Fight Preview
This Saturday at Wembley Arena, Matchroom Boxing presents a night of world championship boxing, as Lawrence ‘The Sauce’ Okolie takes on Polish powerhouse Krzysztof ‘Glowka’ Glowacki in a battle for the vacant WBO Cruiserweight world title. The undercard consists of a lot of talent as Chris Billiam-Smith takes on Vasil Ducat for the vacant WBA Continental Cruiserweight title. Anthony Fowler and Joe Cordina also feature on the card in 10 rounders. An exciting British middleweight contest also takes place as two unbeaten British prospects Bradley Rea (9-0 3 KO’s) and Lee Cutler (7-0 4 KO’s) take it to the ring. Ramla Ali (1-0) and Ellie Scotney (1-0) also have business to take care of against their opposition.
Okolie (15-0 12 KO’s) is looking to add his first world title to his resumé with a win on Saturday. ‘The Sauce’ won his last bout on the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev undercard. This came in the way of a 2nd round TKO against Poland’s Nikodem Jezewski as Okolie took home the vacant WBO International Cruiserweight title. Glowacki on the other hand, has been very inactive, with his last fight being on 15th June 2019 where he lost to Mairis Breidis for the WBO World Cruiserweight title. The Pole is a former world champion after winning the WBO World Cruiserweight title on the back end of 2018, as he knocked out German Marko Huck. It is expected Glowacki will test Okolie due to his world level pedigree, which leaves us asking whether this will be too much for Okolie or will he rise to the occasion and make his boxing dream a reality? The guys from ‘The Fans’ Corner” give their predictions.
Harry’s prediction: Okolie is a very awkward fighter and has a distinctive style. Will he be able to take down Glowacki? Yes, I think he will but it won’t be easy due to Glowacki’s experience. I’m going with a Okolie 9th round TKO. I think his power will be too much for Glowacki late on.
Fred's prediction: Okolie looks set to become another British World Champion but the Pole is being slightly overlooked by the British media. He has fought the best in the division and has never looked outclassed in any of them occasions. Despite that, I still believe Okolie's time is now and he should leave the Arena on Saturday night with his hand raised. Okolie by Decision
The card is live on Sky Sports Main Event with the action starting at 7pm. The main event is expected to get underway around 10:30pm. Okolie is going into the fight as the favourite (1/4) with Krzysztof Glowacki being the underdog (11/4). (Odds: Paddy Power)