Oleksandr Usyk to face Chazz Witherspoon after Tyrone Spong returns adverse doping test
After opponent Tyrone Spong was removed oleksandr Usyk will confront Chazz Witherspoon in his heavyweight introduction on Saturday.
As a consequence of returning an adverse doping test, the Illinois State Athletic Commission will not permit him to take part, although unbeaten Usyk was expected to combat Spong in the Wintrust Arena live on Sky Sports.
Witherspoon (38-3 29 KOs), second cousin of prior world averaging ruler Tim Witherspoon, is unbeaten in five decades along with his last win coming in
March at Atlantic City over Santiago Silgado.
TheGentleman will probably be looking to pull off an upset when he takes on the undisputed cruiserweight champion and will be relishing the chance
I can not wait to confront Usyk in Chicago, stated the 38-year-old Philadelphian. Ive been in training ready for a huge fight, and it doesnt get bigger than this. Oleksandr is currently stepping up to heavyweight - and hes going to find out that it isa totally different game.
I have won my past eight fights and I truly feel that Ive been waiting in the wings to get a massive opportunity such as this and I am likely to put every ounce of myself into the struggle with this enormous stage.
Usyks heavyweight debut is long-awaited after he had been forced to withdraw from Carlos Takam using a bicep injury he continued earlier this season from his first battle.
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