Usyk, Witherspoon meet face to face

Usyk, Witherspoon meet face to face

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) and his first heavyweight contender American Chazz Witherspoon (38-3, 29 KOs) have held a traditional face-off.

The fight between the two will take place at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago (the United States) on October 12.

Undisputed world cruiserweight champion Usyk in November 2019 knocked out Briton Tony Bellew and defended all his titles, but remained without the championship belts because of the transition to heavyweight.

Usyk's debut in the new weight category was to be made against Tyrone Spong. However, five days before the fight, he returned an adverse doping test.


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