England-based Nigerian boxer, Lawrence Okolie is awaiting a new opponent to be named for his upcoming bout on December 12 at Wembley Stadium, London, megasportsarena.com reports.
Okolie will still remain the main undercard for the world heavyweight title defence of Nigerian-born champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua, but his face a new opponent, after his original challeneger, Okolie’s world title fight has been cancelled because opponent Krzysztof Glowacki has tested positive for Covid-19.
Okolie and Glowacki were set to go head to head for the vacant WBO cruiserweight championship on the undercard to Joshua versus Kubrat Pulev, but he will instead fight a new opponent to be named this weekend.
Poland’s Glowacki is a former WBO champion, which would have made him a star attraction for the Joshua/Pulev undercard, which also includes two heavyweight battles, as Hughie Fury will take on Mariusz Wach and Martin Bakole will fight Sergey Kuzmin.
Glowacki has won 31 of his 33 fights, with losses to Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis, while undefeated Okolie had stormed through 2019 with four knockouts and won the European title but he must now wait to further his accomplishments, as the promoter, Eddie Hearn tweeted: “The search is on. Any top 10 cruiserweights slide into my DM’s.”