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WBO orders Krzysztof Glowacki-Oleksandr Usyk cruiserweight title bout

Krzysztof Glowacki, fresh off a four-knockdown, unanimous decision victory over Steve Cunningham, has been ordered to make a mandatory defense of his world cruiserweight title against Oleksandr Usyk.

The WBO notified both sides this week that they have 30 days to make a deal. If they don't make one, a purse bid will be ordered. If it goes to an auction, the minimum bid is $300,000.

Glowacki (26-0, 16 KOs), 29, of Poland, made his first defense last Saturday against Cunningham at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in the co-feature of a Premier Boxing Champions card and won 116-108, 115-109 and 115-109.

Usyk (9-0, 9 KOs), the 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist for Ukraine, was due to fight Scotland's Stephen Simmons this Saturday in Kiev, Ukraine.

However, the fight, meant to be a stay-busy bout for Usyk while waiting for the Glowacki-Cunningham winner, was canceled late last month, when Usyk suffered a foot injury during training.