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2019

Oleksandr Usyk v Carlos Takam: Ticket information for May 25

Tickets for the Heavyweight debut of pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk against Carlos Takam on Saturday May 25 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK, went on pre-sale this morning at 10am ET. Undisputed Cruiserweight king Usyk (16-0 12KOs) made the move to Heavyweight […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Glenn McCrory predicts success for Oleksandr Usyk at 200+

Having become the first ever undisputed cruiserweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk will make his long-awaited heavyweight debut this year. The Ukrainian is expected to reveal Carlos Takam as his opponent with the bout taking place in May. Potentially the day before Deontay Wilder defends his WBC crown against Dominic Breazeale. Usyk is aiming to emulate what […]

DAZN plot rival Oleksandr Usyk May 18 show after Deontay Wilder snub

DAZN are planning to host a massive event on the same night as Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight return to action in New York. Wilder recently announced his WBC mandatory defense against Dominic Breazeale for May 18 at the Barclays Center. Just days later, and WBN understands DAZN are considering allowing Oleksandr Usyk’s top division debut to […]

Evander Holyfield says Oleksandr Usyk faces tough task at heavyweight

Former two-weight world champion and boxing legend Evander Holyfield has given his take on Oleksandr Usyk campaigning at heavyweight. Holyfield, who became undisputed at both cruiserweight and the 200 pounds plus division, is in an ideal position to judge Usyk’s forthcoming task. The Ukrainian recently claimed all four belts. Usyk also lifted the Muhammad Ali […]

Kevin Lerena focused on Artur Mann, not Oleksandr Usyk’s belts

Kevin Lerena (21-1, 9 KOs) says he is fully focused on Artur Mann (15-0, 8 KOs) as ‘The KO Kid’ puts his IBO World Cruiserweight title on the line against the German challenger on Saturday at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Lerena claimed the IBO strap with a split decision over Youri Kayembre Kalenga in […]

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Who’s first for Oleksandr Usyk at Heavyweight?

Oleksandr Usyk is being backed at 6/4 to take his next fight in the heavyweight division and face Dillian Whyte, following his powerful eighth round knockout victory over Tony Bellew on Saturday night. The Ukrainian puncher provided a conclusive finish to his 16th victory at cruiserweight and the leading online bookmaker is now tipping him […]

Eddie Hearn on why Tony Bellew couldn’t pass up Oleksandr Usyk chance

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn cites Tony Bellew’s consistent improvement as the reason for making a fight with Oleksandr Usyk a reality. Following an impressive victory in the World Boxing Super Series, Usyk called out Bellew and eyebrows were immediately raised. Bellew had been contemplating walking away from the sport with back-to-back wins over David […]

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