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Lawrence Okolie wins cruiserweight world title with brutal stoppage of Krzysztof Glowacki

Lawrence Okolie is the new WBO cruiserweight world champion after he stopped Krzysztof Glowacki in the sixth round of their showdown at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The Sauce demonstrated his devastating punch power to demolish the Polish veteran, who to his credit stood firm to survive a fourth-round ambush from the Brit.
Okolie, promoted by Eddie Hearn and managed by Anthony Joshua’s 258 management, said all week that he would close the show with a knockout to become a world champion.

That is exactly what he did as he set up a dynamite right hand that left Glowacki in a heap on the canvas.

The brave 34-year-old tried to beat the count and just about did but the referee made the sensible decision to wave off the contest.

Now Okolie is now looking to unify the division against Arsen Goulamirian, Ilunga Makabu or Mairis Briedis before moving up to heavyweight.

In his interview with Sky Sports, he namechecked the Latvian and made it clear he wants to fight the IBF world champion next, who he considers the most impressive fighter at 200lbs.

It wasn’t long ago that Okolie was flipping burgers in McDonald’s at Victoria Station. He was picked last in PE at high school. But tonight he goes to bed as a world champion.

Hearn lavished his fighter in praise, labelling the display as “one of the great performances to win a world title”.

“Glowacki is a two-time world champion, a top-five cruiserweight who is super experienced. Sometimes [Okolie] has had criticism but he’s here with 15 fights,” he said.

“He’s walked around the bubble with so much confidence but you just wonder when you step up to that world level, are you good enough? My goodness was his good enough, not just good enough but it was a masterclass.

“The jab, the footwork, the spinning off. That was a good enough performance to beat any cruiserweight. That’s what we want to do now, we want to go straight for all the titles and unify the division. Then move up to heavyweight.”

The Sauce took the centre of the ring from the opening exchanges and was finding the target with his stinging jab.

Glowacki was not phased by Okolie’s power though and was determined to rough up his opponent. He was warned for punching the back of the head and using his own in the opening two rounds.

“Stay disciplined,” was the shout from trainer Shane McGuigan in the third, as Glowacki grew into the contest.

The east Londoner found the breakthrough in the fourth round as he tested the chin of the season veteran, who was buzzed by the flurry of punches that landed flush on his chin.

Glowacki’s right eye started to swell as Okolie drew blood and upped the tempo. It soon became a matter of when not if.

In the sixth, Okolie made history when a thunderous right hand saw Glowacki’s legs buckle as he stared at the ceiling from the deck.

He was somehow on his feet just before the count of 10 but the fight was waved off as Okolie delivered on his promise.

Cheltenham results 2021 LIVE: Day two schedule as Grand National hero Tiger Roll wins

15.40 – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase

Tiger Roll (K M Donoghue) 9-2

2 Easysland (F de Giles) evens Fav

3 Some Neck (R Johnson) 17-2

16.15 – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase

1 Sky Pirate (Nick Scholfield) 14-1

2 Entoucas (M P Walsh) 7-1

3 Ibleo (Charlie Deutsch) 9-1

16.50 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper

Results to follow

Cheltenham festival 2021 results: Honeysuckle wins Champion Hurdle plus more

Honeysuckle bids to dethrone Epatante in a mouthwatering clash for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. The market for the feature event on day one of the Festival is dominated by the two top-class mares, with Henry de Bromhead’s Honeysuckle just about edging favouritism off the back of a scintillating display in last month’s Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
That dominant victory saw the seven-year-old stretch her unbeaten record to double figures, leaving connections with a mixture of expectant nerves and excitement for her biggest assignment yet.

Peter Molony, racing manager for Honeysuckle’s owner Kenny Alexander, said: “She arrived in Cheltenham on Saturday night and travelled well, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

“I do get desperately nervous, but if you’re not pumped up for this you’re not going to get pumped up for anything.

“She’s an amazing mare, and we’re very lucky to be in this position, so we may as well enjoy it.”

Honeysuckle already has a Festival win on her CV, having outgunned Benie Des Dieux in an epic Mares’ Hurdle 12 months ago.


1.20pm – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

1st Appreciate It, 2nd Ballyadam, 3rd For Pleasure

1.55pm – Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

1st Shishkin, 2nd Eldorado Allen, 3rd Captain Guiness

2.30pm – Ultima Handicap Chase

1st Vintage Clouds, 2nd Happygolucky, 3rd Aye Right

3.05pm – Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

1st Honeysuckle 2nd Sharjah 3rd Epatante

3.40pm – Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle 

1st Black Tears 2nd Concertista 3rd Roksana

4.15pm – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

1st Jeff Kidder 2nd Saint Sam 3rd Elham Valley 4th Houx Gris

4.50pm – Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase

1st Galvin 2nd Next Destination 3rd Escaria

Justin Thomas wins tense Players Championship as Lee Westwood agonisingly misses out

“I fought so hard today, I stayed really patient. It was probably one of the best rounds of my life tee to green.

“I had total control of the ball, but I just wasn’t holing anything and I stayed patient.”

Thomas was also reduced to tears when asked about his grandfather, who died recently.

“I wish I could talk to him right now,” Thomas said, while choking back tears.

Bridges praises ‘tough as f*ck’ rival as ‘Blonde Bomber’ wins on ring return and fans demand big-name fight

Aussie ‘Blonde Bomber’ Ebanie Bridges earned a unanimous decision win over durable rival Carol Earl on her ring return as fans claimed big-name promoters could “sell the sh*t” out of the curvy pugilist for future bouts.

Bridges improved her unbeaten record to 5-0 as she picked up the ANBF Australasian title with victory against the 45-year-old New Zealander Earl in their super bantamweight bout in New South Wales on Saturday.

The bout had been preceded by a typically racy trip to the scales from Bridges – who also works as a math teacher in Sydney – as she stripped down to a blue bikini. That was a stark contrast to Muslim rival Earl, who had undergone her formal weigh-in in the bathroom to allow for her faith.

READ MORE: ‘She’s such a tease’: ‘Blonde Bomber’ strips off ‘for the boys’ as Muslim opponent takes scales to toilet for 2nd weigh-in (VIDEO)

When the pair stepped between the ropes at the Bankstown City Paceway on Saturday, it was Bridges who emerged with her hand raised via a decision victory. 

Bridges, 34, was returning from a hiatus of more than one year, and afterwards paid tribute to her 45-year-old rival – who herself was fighting for the first time since April of 2019.

“After 13 months out of the ring I finally got back in there and got the UD win,” the blonde boxer tweeted.

“Full respect to her, she brang it and has a granite chin. Was great to get the rust off and get rounds in the bank. Can’t wait for what’s next.”

As for what does follow her latest trip to the ring, some fans called on big-name Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn to line up a showdown with the winner of the rematch between Britain’s Shannon Courtenay and Rachel Ball in April, with the vacant WBA bantamweight title at stake.

Ball had been due to meet Bridges for the title in November, before the Aussie withdrew with an arm injury. Ball instead faced Jorgelina Guanini, whom she outpointed for the WBC interim title.

On that occasion, the glamorous Bridges had faced accusations that she had earned the title shot due to her “fake boobs” – prompting her to fire back in sarcastic fashion.

After Bridges overcame Earl on Saturday, one fan implored boxing promoter Hearn to promote the Aussie for all she was worth.

“Now it’s on to the winner of [Courtenay] vs [Ball]. [Eddie Hearn] you can sell the sh*t out of this one,” wrote the Twitter user in a message shared by the boxer.  

Bridges’ profile is such that earlier during the Covid pandemic she revealed she had found a bizarre yet lucrative side-hustle selling her training socks to foot-fetish fans.

Desperate punters were even paying up to £500 (US$ 700) for the sweaty items, according to Bridges, who described the buyers as “weirdos.”
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