Okolie gets first world-title shot
03/11/2020 | sport | boxing | 29
British cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie will bid for a first world title against Krzysztof Glowacki on 12 December.
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03/11/2020 10:35:43 4 2
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My old gran used to say if you take a swing at the King you mustn't miss.
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03/11/2020 15:44:03 0 0
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Love that
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03/11/2020 10:36:28 7 4
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Glowacki is a class above Okolie's previous opponents and it seems a little premature for the British boxer to be stepping up to this level. Wish him the best of luck. Meanwhile Joshua should not underestimate the tough Bulgaria Pulev.
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03/11/2020 10:38:10 8 1
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Should be a really good fight and a tough one for Okolie. Glowacki might well still have that title if Briedis hadn't swung an elbow into his temple.
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03/11/2020 11:14:43 3 0
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Absolute disgrace of a fight, still can't believe that he was made to get up and carry on straight away after the elbow.
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03/11/2020 10:48:11 4 9
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Good match up. Has Father Time caught up with the Pole yet? Don't think so but Okolie needs to keep his foot down and force the pace. Eddie Hearne will be picking the judges, so he has a chance.
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03/11/2020 10:56:42 2 39
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Cruiserweight? Isn't this the division for wannabe heavyweights, who want the easy life.

These guys need to eat a few more burgers and get into the Heavyweight division.
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03/11/2020 11:02:59 34 1
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The desperation in this post is great. Just someone needing to say something despite not having anything interesting to say.
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03/11/2020 13:49:17 1 0
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And here speaketh the oracle on all things boxing.Would love to see you pass on that font of knowledge to somebody like Glowacki
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03/11/2020 22:11:26 0 0
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Not sure but it’s a division that we Brits never seem to feature in so I’ll be tuning in to see if our man can set a cat amongst the Russians. The uglier the better
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03/11/2020 10:56:42 2 39
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Cruiserweight? Isn't this the division for wannabe heavyweights, who want the easy life.

These guys need to eat a few more burgers and get into the Heavyweight division.
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03/11/2020 11:02:59 34 1
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The desperation in this post is great. Just someone needing to say something despite not having anything interesting to say.
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03/11/2020 11:17:21 7 1
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Good of him to share details of his own training regime with us though, eating burgers to get to heavyweight.
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03/11/2020 13:52:46 1 0
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The Worlds full of them these days unfortunately.He probably sits in front of a screen all day gorging on burgers himself just ready to impart his wealth of knowledge.Welcome to the internet.
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03/11/2020 10:56:42 2 39
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Cruiserweight? Isn't this the division for wannabe heavyweights, who want the easy life.

These guys need to eat a few more burgers and get into the Heavyweight division.
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03/11/2020 10:38:10 8 1
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Should be a really good fight and a tough one for Okolie. Glowacki might well still have that title if Briedis hadn't swung an elbow into his temple.
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03/11/2020 11:14:43 3 0
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Absolute disgrace of a fight, still can't believe that he was made to get up and carry on straight away after the elbow.
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03/11/2020 11:02:59 34 1
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The desperation in this post is great. Just someone needing to say something despite not having anything interesting to say.
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03/11/2020 11:17:21 7 1
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Good of him to share details of his own training regime with us though, eating burgers to get to heavyweight.
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03/11/2020 11:38:50 25 0
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Terry O'Connor has scored it 120-108 to Okolie
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03/11/2020 19:46:54 0 0
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Depends if he is watching the fight or his JustEat app.
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03/11/2020 11:56:51 3 2
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Great match up. Okolie is in his prime and needs to keep the guy on the end of his jab. The pole will tire in the middle rounds, which will give Okolie the chance to really use his power punches. I'd expect and Oklie stoppage in 8 - 10, but wouldnt bet my mortgage on it. This pole is a tough'n.
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03/11/2020 12:31:05 11 0
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Okolie's fights are about as pleasing to the eye as genital warts.
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03/11/2020 12:43:04 8 1
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Okolie fights like the wavy blue inflatable man outside 2nd hand car show rooms. It’s a horror show uncoordinated mess who leans and spoils. It’s hard to call what he does boxing.
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03/11/2020 19:50:19 2 0
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As opposed to your undoubted pugilistic prowess, no doubt. People who criticise the abilities of boxers have, 99.9% of the time, never Even watched a fight live let alone set foot in a ring. Armchair experts who would last approximately 7 seconds in a ring. Okolie is a ighly accomplished fighter who’d clean your clock in his sleep. Stick to baking!
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03/11/2020 22:06:08 0 0
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Never seen him but loving him already! Can’t box but gets to this level? Something doesn’t add up
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03/11/2020 13:47:24 1 1
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Good luck to Lawrence, whether he knocks him out or boxes him. Always have an alternative.
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03/11/2020 10:56:42 2 39
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Cruiserweight? Isn't this the division for wannabe heavyweights, who want the easy life.

These guys need to eat a few more burgers and get into the Heavyweight division.
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03/11/2020 13:49:17 1 0
bbc
And here speaketh the oracle on all things boxing.Would love to see you pass on that font of knowledge to somebody like Glowacki
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03/11/2020 11:02:59 34 1
bbc
The desperation in this post is great. Just someone needing to say something despite not having anything interesting to say.
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03/11/2020 13:52:46 1 0
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The Worlds full of them these days unfortunately.He probably sits in front of a screen all day gorging on burgers himself just ready to impart his wealth of knowledge.Welcome to the internet.
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03/11/2020 14:20:26 0 4
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Glowacki is past his best and it's highly unlikely he will win the fight either on points or by KO. Every time you get near "the sauce" he grabs you, so it needs to be a one punch KO. It's a Matchroom card, so he won't win on points. Still, I'll be pulling for Glowacki. Okolie is horrible to watch and I'm not a nationalist so I couldn't care less from that side of things.
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03/11/2020 17:38:00 0 1
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As a Nigerian, it’s disappointing you won’t support one of our own.
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03/11/2020 10:35:43 4 2
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My old gran used to say if you take a swing at the King you mustn't miss.
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03/11/2020 15:44:03 0 0
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Love that
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03/11/2020 17:36:33 1 2
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I’ll be getting a good night’s sleep on the 12th December then.
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03/11/2020 14:20:26 0 4
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Glowacki is past his best and it's highly unlikely he will win the fight either on points or by KO. Every time you get near "the sauce" he grabs you, so it needs to be a one punch KO. It's a Matchroom card, so he won't win on points. Still, I'll be pulling for Glowacki. Okolie is horrible to watch and I'm not a nationalist so I couldn't care less from that side of things.
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03/11/2020 17:38:00 0 1
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As a Nigerian, it’s disappointing you won’t support one of our own.
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03/11/2020 19:00:29 1 0
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Where abouts in is Nigeria is London?
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03/11/2020 22:18:03 0 0
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He’s a purist with ice running through his veins who supports the ‘better’ boxer
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03/11/2020 18:31:30 1 1
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Okolie is not pretty but he's pretty effective and very awkward. So at this level predict a win,
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03/11/2020 17:38:00 0 1
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As a Nigerian, it’s disappointing you won’t support one of our own.
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03/11/2020 19:00:29 1 0
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Where abouts in is Nigeria is London?
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03/11/2020 11:38:50 25 0
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Terry O'Connor has scored it 120-108 to Okolie
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03/11/2020 19:46:54 0 0
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Depends if he is watching the fight or his JustEat app.
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03/11/2020 12:43:04 8 1
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Okolie fights like the wavy blue inflatable man outside 2nd hand car show rooms. It’s a horror show uncoordinated mess who leans and spoils. It’s hard to call what he does boxing.
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03/11/2020 19:50:19 2 0
bbc
As opposed to your undoubted pugilistic prowess, no doubt. People who criticise the abilities of boxers have, 99.9% of the time, never Even watched a fight live let alone set foot in a ring. Armchair experts who would last approximately 7 seconds in a ring. Okolie is a ighly accomplished fighter who’d clean your clock in his sleep. Stick to baking!
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03/11/2020 20:20:52 1 2
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Judging by just 24 comments no one is interested in this never heard of either so now theres 25
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03/11/2020 12:43:04 8 1
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Okolie fights like the wavy blue inflatable man outside 2nd hand car show rooms. It’s a horror show uncoordinated mess who leans and spoils. It’s hard to call what he does boxing.
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03/11/2020 22:06:08 0 0
bbc
Never seen him but loving him already! Can’t box but gets to this level? Something doesn’t add up
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03/11/2020 10:56:42 2 39
bbc
Cruiserweight? Isn't this the division for wannabe heavyweights, who want the easy life.

These guys need to eat a few more burgers and get into the Heavyweight division.
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03/11/2020 22:11:26 0 0
bbc
Not sure but it’s a division that we Brits never seem to feature in so I’ll be tuning in to see if our man can set a cat amongst the Russians. The uglier the better
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03/11/2020 17:38:00 0 1
bbc
As a Nigerian, it’s disappointing you won’t support one of our own.
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03/11/2020 22:18:03 0 0
bbc
He’s a purist with ice running through his veins who supports the ‘better’ boxer
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04/11/2020 21:33:47 1 0
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His smothering style might not be the prettiest to watch and can leave the viewer frustrated, but 14-0 as a pro is some going however this is his biggest test to date.. Hope 'The Sauce' has worked on his hugging and holding and can bring a title back to Hackney.