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WBO orders Krzysztof Glowacki to face Oleksandr Usyk

Usyk was scheduled to face Stephen Simmons today before suffering a foot injury.

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

No resting at the top.

Following his stunning knockout of Marco Huck and four-knockdown decision over Steve Cunningham, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof Glowacki has yet another tall task in front of him: 2012 Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk, whom the WBO have named named Glowacki's mandatory challenger.

As usual, the sides have thirty days to come to an agreement, after which a purse bid will be held. The minimum bid this time around is $300,000.

Our own Radu tabbed Usyk (9-0, 9 KO) as a future warlord of the stacked 200-pound division. The big-punching Ukrainian, who as an aside looks like a Mad Max villain, has an extensive amateur background but will be taking a significant step up as a pro.

Glowacki (26-0, 16 KO) is a powerful southpaw whose win over Cunningham proved that the Huck war was no fluke. Should Usyk take him out in impressive fashion, it would be hard to argue the former's place as one of the top two or three cruiserweights in the world.

This fight joins Denis Lebedev vs. Victor Ramirez, Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu, and Mairis Briedis vs. Olanrewaju Durodola in further establishing the current matchmaking excellence of the division. Early predictions?

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