Lawrence Okolie leaned over Krzysztof Glowacki at their weigh-in and warned that his striking power was too great for his opponent to withstand.
Undefeated Okolie meets Glowacki on Saturday night, live Sky Sports, for the vacant WBO cruise championship.
Okolie was taller and looked bigger at the weigh-in on Friday before he started a very short confrontation.
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“I don’t see the point in that, personally,” he told Sky Sports about just a brief look at Glowacki. “You don’t get any advantage. It’s pointless to me,
“All that matters is Saturday’s game plan and how well he can take my shots, and how well I can take his.”
Okolie weighed less than half a kilogram within the 14-kilogram limit (200 pounds), while Glowacki weighed five kilograms.
Okolie stopped 12 of the 15 opponents in a career that had already earned British, European and Commonwealth honors, but Glowacki acted at a higher level.
The only defeat of the Poles in 33 outings was against Oleksandr Usyk and Mairis Briedis.
Okolie warned, “I don’t think he was with someone as tall, powerful and athletic as me.
“We’ll see how my experiences with other people are translated.
“It’s important for me to make a good statement. He’s a good fighter, but I’m focused on what I have to do.” [the fight at long distance], to be explosive.
“The reality is that when I hit him, he’ll know about it. I have to get to that shot without any hiccups on the way.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn said of Glowacki, “He’s experienced. It’s all business.
“Glowacki knows what’s in front of him. His team will say, ‘This kid can hit, but he’s never been at this level, he may not be able to fight inside, he may get tired, he may not have a shiny beard.'”
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