US-based Brit Ola Afolabi will face Poland's Lukasz Janik for
the vacant IBO cruiserweight title on the undercard of Gennady
Golovkin's clash with Curtis Stevens on November 2.
Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions, said: "We're
very excited to add this compelling cruiserweight clash to an
already sensational event.
"Ola has proven to be one of the top cruiserweights in the world
and is thrilled to be fighting in New York City for the first
"Ola has the draw and a majority decision loss to [Marco] Huck
in his last two fights, but always expressed interest in facing any
of the top cruiserweights. This is a great matchup as Janik hasn't
lost in four years and has defeated many of the top fighters in
Afolabi, who has unsuccessfully challenged for a world title on
three occasions, said: "It seems like my whole career has been
defined by my fights with Marco Huck. I'm happy to move on and very
excited to be fighting in the United States and at Madison Square
Garden in particular.
"I watched a lot of fights when I was growing up on TV from
there and always thought 'one day I will fight there."