This is the biggest night of Lawrence Okolie’s career and Eddie Hearn believes he can do the job in style.
Lawrence Okolie takes a big step in Saturday night’s class when he challenges Kryzsztof Glowacki for the WBO vacant title at cruiser weight. The fight, which can be seen live on DAZN in several divisions, represents a huge improvement for Okolie who will challenge for the highest honors in the sport in his sixth fight.
Promoter Eddie Hearn who led the London man from his professional ceremony believes his fight with the veterans pole is the beginning of a sovereign rule for Okolie.
“I feel like Lawrence is going to tear him down completely,” Hearn said when speaking to Boxing Scene. “If it makes that such a big statement I don’t see the need for much voluntary protection, as I will only see it at crucible pressure for another year.
“Mairis Briedis is a superhero, that’s a big challenge, but I believe he can do it. Ilunga Makabu is also a dangerous hero, a WBC champion, but much of the speed at which we move Lawrence will be confirmed by Saturday ‘s result. If he can knock down Glowacki, I’d like to see them clear all their belts for the next 18 months. ”
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With cruiser weight control an immediate priority, Okolie’s hopes of moving to heavy weights remain at this point. Okolie, a member of Anthony Joshua ‘s management stable, has made it clear several times that he would one day like to compete in the silliest boxing division but Hearn insists that day will come once business at cruiser weight is cleared.
“It is no secret to Lawrence that the ultimate goal is to move up to heavyweight, this is the most profitable sector in boxing. He has the power, the size to do that in time, but I feel like he has a lot of endless business in the cruiser weight division, even though he only has a small number of fights compared to the world champions seo. ”
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