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Lawrence Okolie vs Krzysztof Glowacki to join Joshua-Pulev card

The two will fight for the vacant WBO cruiserweight belt.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

During an Instagram Live session that included a tour of the Fight Camp grounds and some chats with its participants, Eddie Hearn revealed that the mandated vacant WBO cruiserweight title fight between Krzysztof Glowacki and Lawrence Okolie will take place on the still-unscheduled Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev card.

Glowacki (31-2, 19 KO) defeated Marco Huck for the belt back in 2015 and, after losing it to Oleksandr Usyk, claimed an interim version of it with his WBSS quarterfinal decision over Maxim Vlasov. He lost that belt in a mess of a brawl with Mairis Briedis, which prompted the WBO to order a rematch and then strip Briedis when the Latvian pushed to face Yuniel Dorticos in the WBSS finals instead. He and Okolie (14-0, 11 KO), who’s won four straight by knockout, were briefly linked to a March 28th Chicago event headlined by Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta that ultimately fizzled out.

This is, of course, still all hypothetical, as Joshua-Pulev lacks a date or location. It’s at least a well-matched tussle worth looking forward to, even if Okolie occasionally endeavors to make his fights unwatchable.

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