British Boxer of Nigerian Descent Lawrence Okolie Emerges WBO Cruiserweight Champion

British Boxer of Nigerian Descent Lawrence Okolie Emerges WBO Cruiserweight Champion

- Lawrence Okolie emerged victorious in his WBO cruiserweight bout against Krzysztof Glowacki

- The British boxer born to Nigerian parents landed a KO punch on his Polish opponent in Round 6

- The 28-year-old Okolie is now Britain's fifth men's world champion after winning at the SSE Arena, Wembley

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British boxing sensation, Lawrence Okolie, who was born to Nigerian parents, defeated Krzysztof Glowacki during their WBO cruiserweight bout.

Sky Sports are reporting that the 28-year-old is now Britain's fifth men's world champion following his round six knockout of Poland’s Glowacki at The SSE Arena in Wembley.

Okolie landed a heavy right on his opponent, starting his reign as the new WBO champion in the cruiserweight category.

He is currently unbeaten having taken after the likes of David Haye, Tony Bellew and Johnny Nelson who all previously held world crowns in the 200lb class.

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The Pole was being picked off by the longer limbs of Okolie, who stabbed out jabs and stinging body shots in the second round.

Jolting jabs punished Glowacki whenever he strayed into range in the fifth before Okolie brought an abrupt ending to the fight in the following round.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua has insisted that he looking beyond the fight against his British rival Tyson Fury and believes the Gypsy King will call it a day after the epic showdown.

The two heavyweights will collide on a yet-to-be-announced date later in the year with all four belts in the division on the line.

Incredible British boxer born to Nigerian parents emerges WBO cruiserweight champion
Lawrence Okolie emerges WBO cruiserweight champion. Photo: Stephen Pond
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AJ believes he still has ambitions in the sport and will keep fighting after he gets past Fury in the Battle of Britain.

Nigerian and British world boxing champion Anthony Joshua has reportedly become the first English boxer ever in history to hit a massive £100million which is an incredible record.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian nightmare, Kamaru Usman had to put a press conference on hold to speak with his parents on the phone shortly after successfully defending his title in UFC258.

Usman retained his UFC welterweight title having defeated Brazilian fighter Gilbert Burns in the wee hours of Sunday, February 14.

But it took the Nigerian nightmare a sensational comeback after Burns began the first round on a front foot.

Attending a press conference shortly after, Usman’s parents had called in, before the Nigerian star picked up the call, thereby putting the live conference on hold.

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