KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKI will defend his WBO world cruiserweight title against knockout artist Oleksandr Usyk in Gdansk, Poland on September 17.

Usyk will be Glowacki’s first mandatory defence since he stunned Marco Huck last August, knocking the long reigning champion out in the 11th round.

He followed up that win with a points victory over former titlist Steve Cunningham in April, while Usyk is coming off a seventh round stoppage of Pedro Rodriguez in December.

The Ukrainian Olympic gold medallist has impressed in his nine paid outings, having never required the judges’ scorecards. Though his CV lacks the depth of Glowacki’s, the 29-year-old is considered one of the biggest threats to the cruiserweight rulers.

The two sides avoided purse bids by coming to an agreement and last week officially announced the contest, which looks set to guarantee excitement.

The two southpaws have aggressive, captivating styles and with not a single loss between them, have plenty to fight for.