Krzysztof Glowacki Tests Positive For COVID-19, Okolie Fight Cancelled!

Krzysztof Glowacki The Latest Fighter To Catch COVID-19

Lawrence Okolie v Krzysztof Glowacki promo
Lawrence Okolie v Krzysztof Glowacki promo

Krzysztof Glowacki The Latest Fighter To Catch COVID-19


There is a famous saying that patience is a virtue. That has never been more evident for boxing in 2020 amid a global pandemic. British cruiserweight contender Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs) is the latest example of a fighter who now has to abide by that to achieve his dream.

The British cruiserweight prospect must now wait just a little while longer for his first world title opportunity. On December 3, Matchroom Boxing announced that Okolie’s fight against former WBO World Cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki (31-2, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBO Cruiserweight strap, for the time being, is now in jeopardy. The reason being because Glowacki tested positive for COVID-19.

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Okolie v Glowacki was looking to happen on December 12 on the undercard of IBF/WBA ‘Super’/WBO World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s (23-1, 21 KOs) title defense against IBF Heavyweight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs). Upon hearing the news, Okolie took to Twitter to offer only a two-word response.

Lawrence Okolie responds to Krzysztof Glowacki fight being cancelled
Lawrence Okolie responds to Krzysztof Glowacki fight being cancelled

Matchroom CEO Eddie Hearn says Okolie will appear on the December 12 card. The hunt is now on for a substitute opponent among the top ten WBO cruiserweights. Hearn is looking to find a replacement in hopes of the fight still being for the vacant WBO strap.

Eddie Hearn searching for replacement opponent for Lawrence Okolie
Eddie Hearn searching for replacement opponent for Lawrence Okolie

At this point, it is questionable whether Hearn can find such a replacement in nine days. The more likely scenario is that Okolie will engage in a bout against a lesser opponent in hopes of fighting Glowacki for the vacant world title in the first quarter of 2020. Please stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further developments.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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