Lawrence Okolie crushed Krzysztof Glowacki with an enormous proper hand to begin his reign as the brand new WBO cruiserweight champion.
Okolie unloaded a devastating ending punch to drop Glowacki closely within the sixth spherical and referee Marcus McDonnell waved off the combat to verify the coronation of Britain’s latest world title holder at The SSE Enviornment in Wembley.
The unbeaten 28-year-old had emulated the likes of Tony Bellew, David Haye and Johnny Nelson, who beforehand held world crowns within the 200lb class, and promoter Eddie Hearn introduced his want to make unification fights.
Prodding out a range-finding jab, Okolie adopted up with a proper hand to push Glowacki again onto his heels within the opening spherical.
The Pole was being picked off by the longer limbs of Okolie, who stabbed out jabs and stinging physique photographs within the second spherical.
Okolie continued to focus on Glowacki’s ribs within the third, then intensified his assault within the fourth with no consideration hand wobbled his 34-year-old opponent.
Jolting jabs punished Glowacki every time he strayed into vary within the fifth earlier than Okolie introduced an abrupt ending to the combat within the following spherical.
A harmful proper hand dumped Glowacki on his again and he clambered unsteadily to his toes, prompting referee McDonnell to sign Okolie’s triumph.