Okolie beats Glowacki to win world title
21/03/2021 | sport | boxing | 159
Lawrence Okolie produces a superb display before knocking out Krzysztof Glowacki to become a world champion for the first time.
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Joe
20/03/2021 23:25:49 9 5
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Superb! Can unify this division possibly
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20/03/2021 23:27:45 16 3
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Well done Okolie, great to have another GB champ!
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20/03/2021 23:32:35 26 4
bbc
Haven't watched boxing for a long while.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Must watch next week.

Well done to the lad.
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21/03/2021 17:34:57 0 0
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Ah, some bad news for you then...next week is PPV and the next set of fights will be as well.

Boxing is expensive to follow. Have you seen Eddies pj's though?
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20/03/2021 23:35:16 8 5
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Looked soooooo easy dismantling his opponent. Adding weight to his 6ft 6in frame and stepping up should prove no problem at all.
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Lee
20/03/2021 23:38:40 16 2
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Really enjoyed watching this. Well done Okolie!
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20/03/2021 23:50:45 5 7
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That was absolute masterclass. I can't see anyone defeating him in the cruiserweight. He has identical power like AJ. He definitely will unify the division and then move up to heavyweight.
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20/03/2021 23:56:32 4 2
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Class. Pure class.
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21/03/2021 00:03:14 5 10
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Good execution of skills but Glowacki is a bit of a bum and there will be much tougher fights to come.
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21/03/2021 01:38:10 16 2
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Glowacki is NOT "a bit of a bum", he's 31-3, has held world title, and his defeats were only in world title fights. Okolie looks a real prospect, few guys fight for and win a world belt after just 15 fights.
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W 6
21/03/2021 00:05:09 13 1
bbc
Good fight, and what a talent Okolie could turn out to be! Not watched a lot of boxing since the pandemic began and that really reminded me why I started watching boxing in the first place. Tougher opposition ahead no doubt, but he gave a very solid account of himself tonight.
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21/03/2021 00:07:59 157 6
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Great performance and an incredible achievement from Okolie. Massive respect for the man ????????????

Shame the presenters & commentators on Sky had to go on about his past job 'flipping burgers,' though. Such a lazy phrase; intended to inspire but instead dismissive & disrespectful towards a lot of hardworking people. Ordinary folk are not failures because they haven't won a boxing world title.
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21/03/2021 07:06:58 10 52
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So is this a good title then? As it seems everyone has a title in boxing. I hsve never boxed but i feel like i am also champion of something and my belt is lying around somewhere.
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xlr
21/03/2021 09:39:47 1 2
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Used to be that "flipping burgers" was levity, as a job in fast food was something only students and people between actual jobs did for a bit of pocket money. Welcome income, but not a career.

I guess it's only now people are being stuck there for significant length of their working lives that people find the term offensive.
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21/03/2021 12:35:07 3 0
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Really good post. Their is nothing wrong with flipping burgers. Honest toil. Why would Sky make such an arrogant statement?
I am sure many great sportsmen came from humble backgrounds. Like Barry mcguigan.. Chris Eubanks. Prince Naseem. Guys with a hunger and thirst to achieve. So many I could mention. All have my ultimate respect.
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21/03/2021 14:37:45 1 0
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I think I get what you are saying, and it is slightly lazy commentating, but the rags to riches story has been around since day dot. There are certain formulas that sell and people lap up more than others, don't blame the commentators for that, blame society, I guess?
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21/03/2021 00:15:05 17 3
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Okolie dokily neighbourino
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21/03/2021 00:19:37 11 7
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Great performance, but loved
how genuinely humble the lad also is. None of this fake humility you get from his stable mate.

Hope this kid has a massive future.
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21/03/2021 00:20:42 7 25
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How does beating people up inspire kids on an estate ?
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21/03/2021 01:14:06 14 2
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Well pcbs, there's a very long history of boxing rescuing poor kids from a rough tough start in life, here, USA, all over, and some of them have become champs. Even if they're just useful, their earning power far exceeds what a dead-end job gives them, and if they DO make it to the top, they're on zillionaire's row (assuming they don't pee it all away). Many examples - look them up.
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21/03/2021 08:49:37 5 0
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I take it you have never worked with kids from deprived states, many have major anger and control issues ingrained from social, sometimes even family abuse. You can’t just switch off that anger and feeling you are battling against the world and therapy is non existent, boxing for many provides a discipline and focus for the anger, a sense of self worth as well as offering hope and a way out.
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21/03/2021 00:23:33 46 3
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It seems to me that some of the comments here have been posted by individuals who have consumed several alcoholic beverages. Good win for Lawrence Okolie.
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21/03/2021 00:29:49 3 8
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Opponent not in the ring for two years. Lost that last fight in three rounds, no win since 2018. Boxers on the way down shouldn't get title fights.
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21/03/2021 01:31:59 16 2
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Not in ring for 2 yrs? Sugar Ray Leonard had been out for 35 months before meeting & beating Marvin Hagler, one of the most feared fighters ever. Glowacki is 31-3 lifetime, yes he lost his prev (title) fight, against Briedis, now IBF champ. Briedis has only ever lost once, majority (close) decision v Usyk, who's a real talent & should get a heavy title shot in due course. You have no clue!
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21/03/2021 09:54:28 0 0
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Good point
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21/03/2021 00:49:25 5 7
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For a world title fight, that was shocking.
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
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I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 01:19:23 22 2
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Yes Jotnar, boxing thrives all round the world, amateurs and pros. Most do NOT have 'mental health issues', but IF like me you'd seen inside Dementia care homes you'd know how many normal people end up gaga (some at an early age) & they've never boxed. Racehorses? Wouldn't have a life but for racing (a huge employer BTW), & they get well looked after. And boxing at its best is very skilful.
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21/03/2021 01:56:09 3 1
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No proven correlation between boxing and severe mental health issues. I've an adult son with severe mental health issues, never boxed in his life, so how do you answer that one?
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21/03/2021 01:57:02 2 0
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You can only take out what's put in front of you. Not the greatest of fights but the job was done... Well done to him.
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21/03/2021 02:51:08 0 0
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No
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21/03/2021 02:59:06 1 1
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What are you on about mate? There is a difference mental health and brain damage. MMA is more barbaric if you ask me. Next you'll say we should get rid of heading in football.. its a discussion that needs to be had, but there are other sports to go after before boxing.
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21/03/2021 03:16:27 2 0
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It's about independent choice. Yes, if you choose a fighters game there will be danger ahead. That's a conscious decision. Anyone has the right to object to physical confrontation but noone should have the right to stop a conscious fight.
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21/03/2021 06:30:10 4 3
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This forum is for boxing fans, so why comment if you font like the sport. Watch syncronysed swimming instead.
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21/03/2021 08:52:22 1 1
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Go and find something else to bleat about
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21/03/2021 00:20:42 7 25
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How does beating people up inspire kids on an estate ?
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21/03/2021 01:14:06 14 2
bbc
Well pcbs, there's a very long history of boxing rescuing poor kids from a rough tough start in life, here, USA, all over, and some of them have become champs. Even if they're just useful, their earning power far exceeds what a dead-end job gives them, and if they DO make it to the top, they're on zillionaire's row (assuming they don't pee it all away). Many examples - look them up.
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21/03/2021 01:15:01 10 2
bbc
A Solid and impressive performance tonight from Okolie. In the last few fight he has improved significantly from an awkward scrappy fighter with exceptional power to a more poised, calculated and patient fighter utilising his attributes such as his reach and jab. I believe he will get better and clean up the division before moving up.
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 01:19:23 22 2
bbc
Yes Jotnar, boxing thrives all round the world, amateurs and pros. Most do NOT have 'mental health issues', but IF like me you'd seen inside Dementia care homes you'd know how many normal people end up gaga (some at an early age) & they've never boxed. Racehorses? Wouldn't have a life but for racing (a huge employer BTW), & they get well looked after. And boxing at its best is very skilful.
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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bbc
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21/03/2021 00:29:49 3 8
bbc
Opponent not in the ring for two years. Lost that last fight in three rounds, no win since 2018. Boxers on the way down shouldn't get title fights.
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21/03/2021 01:31:59 16 2
bbc
Not in ring for 2 yrs? Sugar Ray Leonard had been out for 35 months before meeting & beating Marvin Hagler, one of the most feared fighters ever. Glowacki is 31-3 lifetime, yes he lost his prev (title) fight, against Briedis, now IBF champ. Briedis has only ever lost once, majority (close) decision v Usyk, who's a real talent & should get a heavy title shot in due course. You have no clue!
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21/03/2021 00:03:14 5 10
bbc
Good execution of skills but Glowacki is a bit of a bum and there will be much tougher fights to come.
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21/03/2021 01:38:10 16 2
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Glowacki is NOT "a bit of a bum", he's 31-3, has held world title, and his defeats were only in world title fights. Okolie looks a real prospect, few guys fight for and win a world belt after just 15 fights.
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 03:00:56 16 0
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I have no idea of what fight you were watching mate. Good to see Okolie improving so quickly. I think the days of scrappy fights are behind him
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21/03/2021 05:01:55 3 0
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Hahaha what utter nonsense! He didn't lose on some dodgy points decision. He got dumped on his butt. Any harder it would of cauliflowered
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21/03/2021 05:34:16 4 0
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How did he get robbed? Your boy got hammered,I’m fact he’s didn’t know what hit him. Give credit when it is due.
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21/03/2021 08:25:56 4 0
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What the hell are you smoking?
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21/03/2021 08:50:45 1 0
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He had a good look at the ceiling though so what are you moaning about
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 01:56:09 3 1
bbc
No proven correlation between boxing and severe mental health issues. I've an adult son with severe mental health issues, never boxed in his life, so how do you answer that one?
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21/03/2021 09:28:58 0 0
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Sorry SmithMK but MH has a lot more complex relationship to boxing, MH issues are as unique to each individual as are it’s causation. That your son has not boxed has no relationship to those that have anymore than with my brother or many of the clients I have helped, but for some it can be an escape from abuse ( there is lots of literature to back this up) whilst brain trauma can lead to distress
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 01:57:02 2 0
bbc
You can only take out what's put in front of you. Not the greatest of fights but the job was done... Well done to him.
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21/03/2021 02:36:11 34 0
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He’s young, he’s good, he’s a quick learner, and going to get better and better.All looking very good for the Hackney Man.
Looked like a total mismatch, that speaks volumes.
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21/03/2021 11:38:33 0 2
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that reminds peel the spuds
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 02:51:08 0 0
bbc
No
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 02:59:06 1 1
bbc
What are you on about mate? There is a difference mental health and brain damage. MMA is more barbaric if you ask me. Next you'll say we should get rid of heading in football.. its a discussion that needs to be had, but there are other sports to go after before boxing.
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21/03/2021 09:34:45 0 0
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I love boxing and MMA but comparisons of barbarism not only serve neither sport any justice but are actually very eronious, The skill levels in MMA at its highest level are phenominal, bringing in world champion judoka, boxers, kickboxers, ju jitsu experts,sambo experts and more and exponents need to understand the transitional dance between all skills as such it’s complexity exceeds boxing.
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 03:00:56 16 0
bbc
I have no idea of what fight you were watching mate. Good to see Okolie improving so quickly. I think the days of scrappy fights are behind him
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
bbc
I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 03:16:27 2 0
bbc
It's about independent choice. Yes, if you choose a fighters game there will be danger ahead. That's a conscious decision. Anyone has the right to object to physical confrontation but noone should have the right to stop a conscious fight.
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21/03/2021 04:36:00 28 1
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as an aussie, it's mighty impressive seeing so many british prospects showing their quality on the bigger stage time and again.
you'd think with our convict pedigree, we might produce a few more quality scrappers, but it rarely ever happens for us.
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21/03/2021 07:12:38 11 1
bbc
Lots of good Aussie boxers down the years. I’ll give you one - Jeff Harding. As tough as they come.
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21/03/2021 07:25:25 2 12
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Has Australia produced anything of any significance?
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21/03/2021 08:24:52 3 1
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Trying to disguise Kangaroos as boxers don't count.
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21/03/2021 08:54:34 5 0
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That bloke who punched a kangaroo for grabbing his dog looked pretty tasty
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21/03/2021 11:11:09 5 0
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Maybe you lack the courage of your convictions.
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21/03/2021 04:49:57 33 8
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Love or hate him Eddie Hearn is doing a fantastic job for British fighters to bring us a lot of world champions

He really has put British fighters back on the map and upped our profile along with several world titles throughout the divisions

Eddie Hearn take a bow mate

A good nights work from Okolie and look forward to seeing where he goes from here, let’s just hope he stay hungry
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21/03/2021 08:22:50 7 15
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Get a grip mate. It was Okolie wearing the gloves not Hearn.
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21/03/2021 11:01:38 1 7
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Eddie hern doesnt care about his fighters, he wouldnt of let kell brook fight ggg if he did. That ruined his whole career.
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 05:01:55 3 0
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Hahaha what utter nonsense! He didn't lose on some dodgy points decision. He got dumped on his butt. Any harder it would of cauliflowered
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21/03/2021 05:27:44 27 1
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First time I've seen Okolie and I loved every minute of it! Kept his cool despite being headbutted in nearly every round, very awkward style and listened to everything McGuigan told him between rounds. Loved it when he burst out laughing after the fight and said 'I'm a world champion'. Fair play, onwards and upwards!
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21/03/2021 08:48:13 17 0
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Agreed. See no mention of the headbutts in the report. Thought I had watched the wrong fight for a brief moment
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 05:34:16 4 0
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How did he get robbed? Your boy got hammered,I’m fact he’s didn’t know what hit him. Give credit when it is due.
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21/03/2021 05:51:06 4 1
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looks a unit.god luck fella.
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21/03/2021 10:47:25 0 0
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Succinct and to the point, I like it!:)
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
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I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 06:30:10 4 3
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This forum is for boxing fans, so why comment if you font like the sport. Watch syncronysed swimming instead.
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21/03/2021 00:07:59 157 6
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Great performance and an incredible achievement from Okolie. Massive respect for the man ????????????

Shame the presenters & commentators on Sky had to go on about his past job 'flipping burgers,' though. Such a lazy phrase; intended to inspire but instead dismissive & disrespectful towards a lot of hardworking people. Ordinary folk are not failures because they haven't won a boxing world title.
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21/03/2021 07:06:58 10 52
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So is this a good title then? As it seems everyone has a title in boxing. I hsve never boxed but i feel like i am also champion of something and my belt is lying around somewhere.
Your not. It isn't. Not unless trolling has become a sport?
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21/03/2021 09:59:55 10 2
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Chumpion more like... and if your belt is lying around, punch some more holes in it. Then it will fit again.
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21/03/2021 11:17:14 2 3
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Got nothing better to do with your life? You must be a very sad person.
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21/03/2021 11:22:09 0 0
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Spot on M'Lord I go back to Marciano the great Archie Moore and Sugar Ray Robinson........wow pound for pound you bet they were
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21/03/2021 04:36:00 28 1
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as an aussie, it's mighty impressive seeing so many british prospects showing their quality on the bigger stage time and again.
you'd think with our convict pedigree, we might produce a few more quality scrappers, but it rarely ever happens for us.
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21/03/2021 07:12:38 11 1
bbc
Lots of good Aussie boxers down the years. I’ll give you one - Jeff Harding. As tough as they come.
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21/03/2021 07:31:09 6 0
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sure we have a few. harding, fenech, rose, tszyu. but they are few and far between. look at how many the brits put out and you'll see the difference.
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21/03/2021 04:36:00 28 1
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as an aussie, it's mighty impressive seeing so many british prospects showing their quality on the bigger stage time and again.
you'd think with our convict pedigree, we might produce a few more quality scrappers, but it rarely ever happens for us.
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21/03/2021 07:25:25 2 12
bbc
Has Australia produced anything of any significance?
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21/03/2021 07:12:38 11 1
bbc
Lots of good Aussie boxers down the years. I’ll give you one - Jeff Harding. As tough as they come.
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21/03/2021 07:31:09 6 0
bbc
sure we have a few. harding, fenech, rose, tszyu. but they are few and far between. look at how many the brits put out and you'll see the difference.
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21/03/2021 07:31:58 2 1
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Thank goodness that we can still comment about sport today.
Only if women's sport is somehow shoehorned in too of course Removed
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21/03/2021 07:42:20 21 1
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Great he wants to inspire kids from Hackney.
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21/03/2021 07:43:55 17 0
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Boxed well.

Champion of the World.

All the best for the future.
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21/03/2021 07:50:44 3 14
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Sport is empty and totally pointless if no spectators there to see it. It’s just reduced to a tv show.
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21/03/2021 08:39:47 4 1
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Quite the opposite for all the top sportsmen who have ground out thier successes in thier early days there is sooo much more than just a live audience, Covid merely exaggerated the difference between sport as entertainment and sport as personal triumph
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21/03/2021 09:13:31 0 0
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Thats just the way it os for now, back to normal soon so id suggest you just deal with it.
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21/03/2021 10:46:39 0 0
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I don’t think it’s either empty or pointless, but it does feel a bit daft, and training ground, Noam Chomsky, whom I’m sure you’ve read CharlieBoy describes it as meaningless entertainment, part of the bread ?? and circus ?? put on to entertain the masses whilst the elite maintain their wealth, power and status, and I have to agree, I’m conflicted though because I love it, it’s part of my identity
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21/03/2021 07:31:58 2 1
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Thank goodness that we can still comment about sport today.
Only if women's sport is somehow shoehorned in too of course Removed
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21/03/2021 07:06:58 10 52
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So is this a good title then? As it seems everyone has a title in boxing. I hsve never boxed but i feel like i am also champion of something and my belt is lying around somewhere.
Your not. It isn't. Not unless trolling has become a sport?
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21/03/2021 11:51:36 3 7
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It's not trolling at all, you are clearly too sensitive. Anyone that follows Boxing casually like myself doesn't have a clue anymore which title is the 'best one'. You have WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF, BBC, CNN, JVC, MSN etc. I genuinely don't get it (some of the acronyms have been added as a joke, try and laugh once in awhile, it's good for you.)
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21/03/2021 04:49:57 33 8
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Love or hate him Eddie Hearn is doing a fantastic job for British fighters to bring us a lot of world champions

He really has put British fighters back on the map and upped our profile along with several world titles throughout the divisions

Eddie Hearn take a bow mate

A good nights work from Okolie and look forward to seeing where he goes from here, let’s just hope he stay hungry
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21/03/2021 08:22:50 7 15
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Get a grip mate. It was Okolie wearing the gloves not Hearn.
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21/03/2021 09:04:06 6 0
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Hearn is a factor. Puts on the shows and brings the fighters through. I agree he’s been very good for British boxing.
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21/03/2021 12:49:07 3 0
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It’s Eddie Hearn who put him in the ring to get him this fight

How many world champions have we had last few years and two world heavy weight fighters

Hearn had a lot to do with wilder and fury, the man almost runs the whole of boxing he is that good at what he does

And ggg fight was about money which Kell Brook wanted

Hearn will make mistakes but it’s hard to fault the fights he has put on
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21/03/2021 04:36:00 28 1
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as an aussie, it's mighty impressive seeing so many british prospects showing their quality on the bigger stage time and again.
you'd think with our convict pedigree, we might produce a few more quality scrappers, but it rarely ever happens for us.
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21/03/2021 08:24:52 3 1
bbc
Trying to disguise Kangaroos as boxers don't count.
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21/03/2021 09:18:44 1 0
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Up in Newcastle upon Tyne they fight horses.
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 08:25:56 4 0
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What the hell are you smoking?
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21/03/2021 08:33:36 9 1
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Lawrence Okolie has come up the tough way from a working class background. Huge respect to the lad for winning the world title. He has a decent future and a couple of big pay days to come if he stays level headed.
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21/03/2021 08:43:43 24 3
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"He came up the tough way from a working class background"
True.

But how many of Britains many world boxing champions went to Public school ?

I would say 95% of our world champs had tough working class backgrounds,thats why they took up boxing it the first place..
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21/03/2021 07:50:44 3 14
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Sport is empty and totally pointless if no spectators there to see it. It’s just reduced to a tv show.
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21/03/2021 08:39:47 4 1
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Quite the opposite for all the top sportsmen who have ground out thier successes in thier early days there is sooo much more than just a live audience, Covid merely exaggerated the difference between sport as entertainment and sport as personal triumph
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21/03/2021 08:40:32 4 2
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Were the scales broke for this fight ?

Cruiserweight limit is 14st 4 lb Okolie looks around 17 st !

Knew nothing about the guy,he looks good.

I see he fought at Heavyweight in the 2016 Olympics,surely that's where he is heading.
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21/03/2021 08:33:36 9 1
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Lawrence Okolie has come up the tough way from a working class background. Huge respect to the lad for winning the world title. He has a decent future and a couple of big pay days to come if he stays level headed.
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21/03/2021 08:43:43 24 3
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"He came up the tough way from a working class background"
True.

But how many of Britains many world boxing champions went to Public school ?

I would say 95% of our world champs had tough working class backgrounds,thats why they took up boxing it the first place..
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21/03/2021 10:28:32 4 0
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None probably, what rich kid wants to get punched for a living.
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21/03/2021 05:27:44 27 1
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First time I've seen Okolie and I loved every minute of it! Kept his cool despite being headbutted in nearly every round, very awkward style and listened to everything McGuigan told him between rounds. Loved it when he burst out laughing after the fight and said 'I'm a world champion'. Fair play, onwards and upwards!
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21/03/2021 08:48:13 17 0
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Agreed. See no mention of the headbutts in the report. Thought I had watched the wrong fight for a brief moment
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21/03/2021 00:20:42 7 25
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How does beating people up inspire kids on an estate ?
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21/03/2021 08:49:37 5 0
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I take it you have never worked with kids from deprived states, many have major anger and control issues ingrained from social, sometimes even family abuse. You can’t just switch off that anger and feeling you are battling against the world and therapy is non existent, boxing for many provides a discipline and focus for the anger, a sense of self worth as well as offering hope and a way out.
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 08:52:36 5 3
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Yeeeeoooooooo and we love it..
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21/03/2021 09:31:34 1 1
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Simples,don't watch it
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21/03/2021 09:57:35 3 0
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What a pointless, irrelevant comment. Self important much?
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21/03/2021 09:58:53 1 0
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Great idea that. Banning drugs has worked well hasn’t it...
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21/03/2021 10:41:07 3 0
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And where do you think these lads would end up, and what do you think these lads would be doing?? Cant all go in the army and police force, such a naive comment, have a rethink over a particularly milky tea, there really are much worse things in the world, I don’t even get why you’d post this on a boxing forum, get a hobby
Krzysiek Glowacki got robbed. Typical
Much better than Okolie. Unfortunately Glowacki had to fight Okolie and the system.
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21/03/2021 08:50:45 1 0
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He had a good look at the ceiling though so what are you moaning about
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21/03/2021 08:51:26 2 9
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Ive seen better fights outside the rangers shankill road..
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21/03/2021 09:10:47 7 0
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Surprising the view you can get looking over your shoulder, hope you didnt hit a lamp post.
Having seen Rangers scum up, close and personal, come down for the Europa league in Manchester, changed my opinion of both the club and the fans, and brought shame on Scotland ?????????????? you must be so proud ?? Removed
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21/03/2021 00:58:12 9 41
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I don’t understand how we’re in 2021 and people still get enjoyment out of other people punching each other. It’s not sport, it’s barbaric. These guys are worse off than racehorses, as they live for decades with increasingly severe mental health issues. Stop it now.
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21/03/2021 08:52:22 1 1
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Go and find something else to bleat about
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 08:52:36 5 3
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Yeeeeoooooooo and we love it..
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21/03/2021 08:53:49 6 1
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28 year old novice world champion with only 16 pro fights

Late developer or took a leave of absence?

Still got there in the end even if the narrative is incomplete it seems
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21/03/2021 04:36:00 28 1
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as an aussie, it's mighty impressive seeing so many british prospects showing their quality on the bigger stage time and again.
you'd think with our convict pedigree, we might produce a few more quality scrappers, but it rarely ever happens for us.
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21/03/2021 08:54:34 5 0
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That bloke who punched a kangaroo for grabbing his dog looked pretty tasty
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21/03/2021 08:55:44 13 1
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Haven't seen a lot of him but liked what I saw last night. Focused, busy, mixed up his punches. And the jab at times was exceptional. Will be watching him more in the future.
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21/03/2021 08:22:50 7 15
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Get a grip mate. It was Okolie wearing the gloves not Hearn.
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21/03/2021 09:04:06 6 0
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Hearn is a factor. Puts on the shows and brings the fighters through. I agree he’s been very good for British boxing.
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21/03/2021 09:05:59 1 21
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Machismo at its worst
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21/03/2021 09:22:33 15 1
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Not seen MMA then?

Don't like it?

Don't watch it.

Don't read about it.

Don't have to comment.
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21/03/2021 08:51:26 2 9
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Ive seen better fights outside the rangers shankill road..
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21/03/2021 09:10:47 7 0
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Surprising the view you can get looking over your shoulder, hope you didnt hit a lamp post.
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21/03/2021 07:50:44 3 14
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Sport is empty and totally pointless if no spectators there to see it. It’s just reduced to a tv show.
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21/03/2021 09:13:31 0 0
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Thats just the way it os for now, back to normal soon so id suggest you just deal with it.
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21/03/2021 08:24:52 3 1
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Trying to disguise Kangaroos as boxers don't count.
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21/03/2021 09:18:44 1 0
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Up in Newcastle upon Tyne they fight horses.
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21/03/2021 09:22:23 2 15
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Okolwho?
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21/03/2021 09:30:08 11 0
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Tommyshelbynobody
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21/03/2021 10:34:28 3 0
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You’ve virtually spelt his name, you didn’t need the L, Okowho!? Would have done, you had one ?? job and you couldn’t even do that properly, you utter plum!!
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21/03/2021 09:05:59 1 21
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Machismo at its worst
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21/03/2021 09:22:33 15 1
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Not seen MMA then?

Don't like it?

Don't watch it.

Don't read about it.

Don't have to comment.
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21/03/2021 01:56:09 3 1
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No proven correlation between boxing and severe mental health issues. I've an adult son with severe mental health issues, never boxed in his life, so how do you answer that one?
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21/03/2021 09:28:58 0 0
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Sorry SmithMK but MH has a lot more complex relationship to boxing, MH issues are as unique to each individual as are it’s causation. That your son has not boxed has no relationship to those that have anymore than with my brother or many of the clients I have helped, but for some it can be an escape from abuse ( there is lots of literature to back this up) whilst brain trauma can lead to distress
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21/03/2021 09:29:36 26 1
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He used to work at my McDonald's #proud
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21/03/2021 09:22:23 2 15
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Okolwho?
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21/03/2021 09:30:08 11 0
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Tommyshelbynobody
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21/03/2021 09:40:26 3 0
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Beat Takeshisomebody
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 09:31:34 1 1
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Simples,don't watch it
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21/03/2021 02:59:06 1 1
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What are you on about mate? There is a difference mental health and brain damage. MMA is more barbaric if you ask me. Next you'll say we should get rid of heading in football.. its a discussion that needs to be had, but there are other sports to go after before boxing.
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21/03/2021 09:34:45 0 0
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I love boxing and MMA but comparisons of barbarism not only serve neither sport any justice but are actually very eronious, The skill levels in MMA at its highest level are phenominal, bringing in world champion judoka, boxers, kickboxers, ju jitsu experts,sambo experts and more and exponents need to understand the transitional dance between all skills as such it’s complexity exceeds boxing.
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21/03/2021 00:07:59 157 6
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Great performance and an incredible achievement from Okolie. Massive respect for the man ????????????

Shame the presenters & commentators on Sky had to go on about his past job 'flipping burgers,' though. Such a lazy phrase; intended to inspire but instead dismissive & disrespectful towards a lot of hardworking people. Ordinary folk are not failures because they haven't won a boxing world title.
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21/03/2021 09:39:47 1 2
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Used to be that "flipping burgers" was levity, as a job in fast food was something only students and people between actual jobs did for a bit of pocket money. Welcome income, but not a career.

I guess it's only now people are being stuck there for significant length of their working lives that people find the term offensive.
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21/03/2021 13:37:16 4 0
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Jeez... would someone just get me a flipping burger????
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21/03/2021 09:30:08 11 0
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Tommyshelbynobody
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21/03/2021 09:40:26 3 0
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Beat Takeshisomebody
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 09:45:58 1 2
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Very good performance try to unify then up to heavyweight
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21/03/2021 11:35:34 0 1
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We have 2 of the heavies as champion already .so another would be 3 The foreign champions make more
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21/03/2021 09:52:21 7 12
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Another meaningless fight for a meaningless “world title”.
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21/03/2021 10:18:43 8 2
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Too many belts yes. Meaningless? Nonsense.
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21/03/2021 11:27:15 0 0
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Maybe he can be 3rd world champ..?
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21/03/2021 11:44:07 0 0
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Yes there are way way too many world titles to fight for. It's completely ridiculous for this sport to continue to 'pretend' that you can have more than one boxer who is best in the world in his division.
The money-grabbing boxing boards have been hoodwinking fans for decades.
One world champion per weight division !
Otherwise it's kind of meaningless.
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21/03/2021 00:29:49 3 8
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Opponent not in the ring for two years. Lost that last fight in three rounds, no win since 2018. Boxers on the way down shouldn't get title fights.
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21/03/2021 09:54:28 0 0
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Good point
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 09:57:35 3 0
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What a pointless, irrelevant comment. Self important much?
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 09:58:53 1 0
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Great idea that. Banning drugs has worked well hasn’t it...
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21/03/2021 07:06:58 10 52
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So is this a good title then? As it seems everyone has a title in boxing. I hsve never boxed but i feel like i am also champion of something and my belt is lying around somewhere.
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21/03/2021 09:59:55 10 2
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Chumpion more like... and if your belt is lying around, punch some more holes in it. Then it will fit again.
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21/03/2021 10:17:59 5 8
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With footballers now being told to stop heading balls why is it this sport is allowed to go on. Knocking hell out of each others heads.
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21/03/2021 10:25:51 4 2
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Yawn
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21/03/2021 10:44:14 0 0
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I watched Everton vs City last night and I swear I see headers
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21/03/2021 09:52:21 7 12
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Another meaningless fight for a meaningless “world title”.
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21/03/2021 10:18:43 8 2
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Too many belts yes. Meaningless? Nonsense.
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21/03/2021 10:17:59 5 8
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With footballers now being told to stop heading balls why is it this sport is allowed to go on. Knocking hell out of each others heads.
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21/03/2021 10:25:51 4 2
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Yawn
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21/03/2021 08:43:43 24 3
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"He came up the tough way from a working class background"
True.

But how many of Britains many world boxing champions went to Public school ?

I would say 95% of our world champs had tough working class backgrounds,thats why they took up boxing it the first place..
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21/03/2021 10:28:32 4 0
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None probably, what rich kid wants to get punched for a living.
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21/03/2021 10:31:18 1 3
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Well done to Okolie

I see the Britophobes are out in force today though, imagine getting worked up at seeing a Brit win something, what a sad life to life! Prepare for the meltdown if Fury/Joshua does go ahead as it'll probably be more entertaining than the fight itself
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21/03/2021 09:22:23 2 15
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Okolwho?
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21/03/2021 10:34:28 3 0
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You’ve virtually spelt his name, you didn’t need the L, Okowho!? Would have done, you had one ?? job and you couldn’t even do that properly, you utter plum!!
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21/03/2021 10:34:35 0 4
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Head injuries, pah. They only occur in football! People beating each other senseless has no impact. The bloke lying down is just having a little sleep.
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21/03/2021 10:35:27 1 7
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Never heard of him, but I’m sure Fury would knock him out inside a few rounds
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21/03/2021 10:42:36 7 1
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At least choose someone in the same weight class you tool
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21/03/2021 08:51:26 2 9
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Ive seen better fights outside the rangers shankill road..
Having seen Rangers scum up, close and personal, come down for the Europa league in Manchester, changed my opinion of both the club and the fans, and brought shame on Scotland ?????????????? you must be so proud ?? Removed
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21/03/2021 08:50:05 5 37
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Boxing is not a sport, it is legalised thuggery and should be banned with immediate effect.
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21/03/2021 10:41:07 3 0
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And where do you think these lads would end up, and what do you think these lads would be doing?? Cant all go in the army and police force, such a naive comment, have a rethink over a particularly milky tea, there really are much worse things in the world, I don’t even get why you’d post this on a boxing forum, get a hobby
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21/03/2021 12:59:47 0 0
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Great post. The mind boggles doesn’t it. What harm does boxing do to those who don’t wish to partake in it?
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21/03/2021 10:35:27 1 7
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Never heard of him, but I’m sure Fury would knock him out inside a few rounds
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21/03/2021 10:42:36 7 1
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At least choose someone in the same weight class you tool
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21/03/2021 12:00:16 0 0
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There is more than one fury