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Olexandr Usyk vs WBO Champ Krzysztof Glowacki

The latest Ukrainian juggernaut, Oleksandr Usyk, 9-0-0, 9 KO, will challenge the WBO World Champion, Krzysztof Glowacki, 26-0-0, 16 KO, at Ergo Arena, Gdansk in Poland this Saturday, September 17th.

Usyk won the Heavyweight Gold Medal at 2012 Olympics and looks like the real deal save for his inexperience. I wouldn’t give him much of a chance right now against most title holders, but then I don’t know anything of Glowacki’s ama background. What I do know about the Pole is that he looks a bit soft at the weight and may not have been the best boxer, but he’s been boxing professionally since 2008 and game as all get out. Also packs a big punch to make up for his shortcomings as he showed when he KTFO out of longtime cruiser champ Marco Huck to win his title. Then he defended against former champ and long time contender Steve Cunningham by means of multiple knockdowns and looked to have improved his ability and boxing style, so Krazy is in the serious hurt business to stay for the duration.

As you can see, Usyk has some good size in height and reach over Glowacki, so he’s at least got that going for him as well as the natural talent advantage. In short, might as well throw the dice for this fight. Looks like an ol’ fashioned ding dong slugfest to me, the fans’ favorite, so let’s hope Usyk gets a fair shake in Poland.

This is Glowacki’s homecoming as a champion, so I expect the absolute best out of him as you can see from the above photo. He’s pumped and Usyk looks ready to rumble, exactly the way it should always be in boxing.