Present IBF cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis (27-1) is seen by many observers as the present king of the cruiserweight division.
Lawrence Okolie claimed his first world title of his profession with an emphatic win to turn into the WBO world champion and the Hackney-man wasted no time in calling out the Latvian as quickly as he had stepped out of the ring.
Briedis feels that he has nothing left to show within the cruiserweight division and has been planning on shifting to heavyweight.
Nevertheless, Okolie’s name out has left the IBF champion pondering his choices.
“Lawrence Okolie has proven some strong boxing in his final two fights and has earned himself a properly deserved title,” Briedis informed proboxing-fans.com
“If they will supply me one thing attention-grabbing sufficient to stay round at cruiserweight for another combat, I’d be open to do it. Eddie Hearn has Kalle Sauerland’s quantity.”
Though Briedis didn’t price the efficiency of former foe, Glowacki in opposition to Okolie the 36-year-old did congratulate ‘The Sauce’ for his victory.
“It was exhausting to inform if Okolie was simply very properly ready for Glowacki or if Glowacki wasn’t actually tactically and even technically prepared,” Briedis stated.
“I say this as a result of I simply didn’t see Glowacki do something that will make Okolie really feel uncomfortable throughout the entire combat! And I didn’t actually perceive what their recreation plan was to win that combat.
“Congratulations to Okolie on his first title win although.”
Okolie’s needs are to unify at cruiserweight earlier than shifting on to bridgerweight after which on to heavyweight, which is the place Briedis is heading himself. A conflict might occur if the cash’s proper and the great working relationship between Eddie Hearn and Kalle Sauerland works to the advantage of the combat.