Krzysztof Glowacki is officially a two-time JR. Heavyweight titlist—this time, without any of the drama that came with claiming his first crown.

In the wake of Oleksandr Usyk slowly severing ties with the jr. heavyweight division, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) has become the latest sanctioning body to declare it time to crown a new 200-pound king. The natural replacement was the man whom already holds the interim title.

“With WBO Champion Oleksandr Usyk moving to the Heavyweight division, Interim Champion Krzysztof Glowacki, is now recognized as the new WBO Jr. Heavyweight Champion,” Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, president of the WBO confirmed on Wednesday.

The transition is a smooth one, as Glowacki already has a fight scheduled versus former World Boxing Council (WBC) cruiserweight titlist Mairis Briedis. The two will collide on June 15 in Riga, Latvia, headlining a World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) cruiserweight semifinals doubleheader live on DAZN.

The bout will serve as the first defense of the new reign, without fear of having to take on a mandatory challenger anytime soon.

“The WBO will sanction (Glowacki versus Breidis) as a MANDATORY title defense,” ruled Valcárcel of the pairing of former Usyk opponents.

Glowacki (31-1, 19KOs) won his first title in an epic thriller, trading knockdowns with Marco Huck before stopping the long-reigning titlist in the 11th round of their Aug. 2015 war. The bout was universally hailed as high among the best fights of the year, in addition to the feat leaving Huck tied with Johnny Nelson for the most title defenses in divisional history.

Just one successful defense would come of Glowacki’s reign—a 12-round decision over former lineal champ Steve Cunningham in April 2016—before losing the title to Usyk via decision later that September.

Five wins have followed, including a 12-round decision over Maksim Vlasov in their interim title fight last October in Chicago, Ill. The bout came as part of the quarterfinals round of the WBSS season two cruiserweight tournament, on a show which also saw Briedis (25-1, 18KOs) advance, albeit in far more controversial fashion.

The former titlist was considered fortunate to have escaped with a 12-round decision over Noel Gevor. Despite the uproar, the decision was upheld in marking Briedis’ second win since suffering his lone career defeat which came in a WBSS season one semifinals loss to Usyk last January in his Riga hometown.

Usyk went on to claim top honors in the tournament, soundly outpoint Murat Gassiev last July in a finals bout which had all four major cruiserweight titles at stake. One more defense followed, an 8th round knockout of former titlist Tony Bellew last November in Manchester, England before deciding to embark on a heavyweight run.

A torn biceps injury has postponed his debut at the new weight, but it hasn’t prevented the sanctioning bodies from reclaiming their belts. The World Boxing Association (WBA) has already relieved Usyk of his “Super” champion status earlier this year after he declined to honor a mandatory title defense versus former titlist Denis Lebedev.

By Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

German cruiserweight Marco Huck successfully retained the WBO title for the 10th time with a unanimous-decision win over compatriot Firat Arslan on Saturday.

The decision was greeted by a chorus of boos, as the crowd felt the 42-year-old Arslan had done more than enough to beat a man 15 years younger.

“This fight was the biggest scam that I’ve ever seen. It’s a disgrace,” Arslan’s coach Dieter Wittmann said.

Arslan, a southpaw, forced the initiative throughout and rocked the defending champion with a left uppercut to leave him with a bloody nose in the second round.

Huck finished the third with a flurry of punches to rouse the crowd and he responded again in rounds seven and eight, but the elusive Arslan appeared unbothered, even raising his arms in triumph after the ninth.

Arslan’s intensity dropped slightly then, and Huck was compelled to finish strongly before the judges awarded it 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111.

Former WBA cruiserweight title holder Arslan, who dropped to 32-6-2 (21 KOs), was furious.

“I’ve never experienced anything like this decision. I’ve seldom landed so many clean punches and he only scuffed me,” Arslan said. “How can such a thing happen? This kind of thing is ruining boxing.”

On November 3, WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25 KOs) returns against former WBA champ Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs). The bout will take place at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. For Huck, it is the return to the venue where he dethroned previous champion Victor Emilio Ramirez. Since then Huck has successfully defended the title nine times. Should he win against Arslan, he will be granted a special “super champion” status by the WBO in recognition of ten successful title defenses. “Of course, that especially motivates me,” said Huck. “Currently there are no fighters on our team who can make that claim. I don’t want to miss the chance to become WBO super champion under any circumstances.” Regarding the WBO #8 Arslan, Huck stated, “He is a genuine fighting machine. He’s always applying strong pressure and he’s a southpaw. I have to be in top condition.”