Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Okolie vs Glowacki?
Lawrence Okolie beat Krzysztof Glowacki by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBO cruiserweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Chris Billam-Smith was victorious over Vasil Ducar, Anthony Fowler beat Jorge Fortea and Joe Cordina defeated Faroukh Kourbanov.
Okolie vs Glowacki stats
Lawrence Okolie stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Krzysztof Glowacki made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Okolie had advantage in power over Glowacki, with a 80% knock out percentage over Glowacki's 61%.
Lawrence Okolie was the younger man by 6 years, at 28 years old.
Okolie had a height advantage of 5 inches over Glowacki.
Lawrence Okolie fought out of the orthodox stance, while Krzysztof Glowacki was a southpaw.
Okolie was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 8 year and 5 months later than Glowacki, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 130 less professional rounds, 69 to Glowacki's 199.
Lawrence Okolie went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Krzysztof Glowacki was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 200lb division.
Okolie vs Glowacki form
Okolie remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Nikodem Jezewski on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Yves Ngabu on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mariano Angel Gudino on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Wadi Camacho on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight and CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had beat Matty Askin on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.
Glowacki had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Mairis Briedis on 15th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Maksim Vlasov on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at UIC Pavilion, Illinois, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Santander Silgado on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Hala Sportowa, Osiedle Dolne Miasto 14A, Walcz, Poland.
Before that, he had defeated Serhiy Radchenko on 10th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Hala Nysa, ul. Sudecka 23, Nysa.
He had beat Leonardo Damian Bruzzese on 30th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lawrence Okolie had been fighting more than Krzysztof Glowacki.
Going to this contest, Lawrence Okolie had last fought 4 months and 8 days ago, while Krzysztof Glowacki's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 5 days ago.
Okolie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Glowacki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Okolie vs Glowacki start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Okolie vs Glowacki?
Lawrence Okolie was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Krzysztof Glowacki made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+333) with oddsmakers.