Following his knockout of sixth-round knockout of Krzysztof Glowacki to become the WBO world cruiserweight champion, Lawrence Okolie revealed that he is eyeing a megafight with IBF champion, Mairis Briedis.
Speaking to Boxing Social after his victory, Okolie stated: “I believe he [Briedis] is the best in the division apart from myself, so for me, as you’ve seen throughout my career, I’m always trying to get to that next level, so that’s a good fight.
“I’ve put in some good performances and I feel like as a world champion, you have to be able to beat everyone and be willing to fight everybody, so that’s what I’m on.
“I know what I’m capable of and this is just the tip of the iceberg.”
Okolie utilised his significant size advantage and never allowed Glowacki into the fight, powering home a strong jab to tame the oncoming 34-year-old, who never had an answer for the Londoner.
The power of Okolie took its toll in the sixth round, as he sensed blood in the water and thundered home a crushing right hand to secure the win.
It’s a victory that not only sees Okolie become world champion, but also join an elite list of fighters who have defeated Glowacki, with only Oleksandr Usyk and Okolie’s potential next foe Briedis, having got the better of the Briedis.
In claiming the world title, Okolie extended his undefeated record to 16 – 0, with 13 stoppages. His intentions are clear to take on the best that the cruiserweight division, has to offer, with a potential clash against WBC champion, Ilunga Makabu, also being one that would excite fans.