WBO Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof Glowacki will have home-field advantage for his previously-announced title defense against Oleksandr Usyk, as the two are officially set to square off on September 17th in Gdansk, Poland.
Glowacki (26-0, 16 KO) won his title in a thrilling war with Marco Huck last year wherein he got off the canvas to knock out the six-year incumbent in the tenth round, then successfully defended it by dropping Steve Cunningham four times en route to a unanimous decision victory in April.
Usyk (9-0, 9 KO) may not have anywhere near the résumé that Glowacki’s last two fights granted him, but the former gold medalist has proven himself the best prospect in a division crammed with destructive talent. He’s powerful, extraordinarily skilled, and his potential reign should he topple Glowacki has all the makings of a dynasty.
It’s another great fight in what’s become possibly the most exciting division in the sport. Just one month more to wait.