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Okolie vs Glowacki: Lawrence Okolie looking for stoppage win on March 20

Okolie is looking to close the show and make a statement in next weekend’s vacant WBO title fight.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Lawrence Okolie ready to vie for the WBO’s vacant cruiserweight title against Krzysztof Glowacki on March 20, Okolie is coming in with great confidence.

Okolie (15-0, 12 KOs) says he believes this is his opportunity to make a huge statement on the world level as he looks to stop Glowacki dead in his tracks, forcing a knockout.

“It will be entertaining for fans because there’s going to be someone trying to really put it on me. I believe I’m going to win by stoppage. I’m just excited to watch the highlights of the fight afterwards to see what shot I did it with.”

Okolie is aware that Glowacki will be coming into this fight with ambitions of his own, but doesn’t think the Polish fighter can contend with his physical strength, clearly something Okolie will be looking to leverage in the match.

“Although he’s got a lot of attributes, I can’t see any of them working against me. I think he’ll be confident. He’s a game guy and probably thinks it’s my first time at world level. One of my main attributes is my mental toughness. I have the ability to cope with any fight. I look forward to it.”

With Okolie saying that he’s been mentally preparing for this world title opportunity for at least the past year, he believes he’s already past the mental excitement stage of the fight and now just wants to get down to business, which he describes as a mere ‘formality.’ Okolie, 28, was last in action in December, stopping Nikodem Jezewski in a quick two rounds. And Glowacki, 34, hasn’t fought since losing the greatest fight of all time against Mairis Briedis in the summer of 2019.

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