Oleksandr Usyk will Create his debut that is heavyweight against Tyrone Spong in the Wintrust Arena at Chicago on October 12, live on Sky Sports.
A branch is shifting up after his knockout win over Tony Bellew in November and will face an unbeaten Florida-based contender, Spong.
Spong includes 13 knockouts such as last weekend’s stoppage win over Jeyson Minda, also Usyk has voiced his admiration for its 33-year-old.
“Spong is a speedy and strong heavyweight that has had a lot success in the ring,” said Usyk. “I have come through this test to battle on the whole world title. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”
A accomplished kick fighter, Spong relishes the challenge of facing among the world boxers.
The Surinamese-Dutchman, who’s ranked at # 4 by the WBO, stated:”After attaining almost all of my goals as a kick boxer and becoming among the most decorated winners at the history of this sport, I wanted to check myself at the hard and challenging sport of boxing.
“I have worked tirelessly throughout the previous three years and today have the opportunity to show my worth as a boxer against maybe the ideal pound-for-pound, and most technically sound boxer in the world.
“Some might think the challenge might be too difficult, but I think in myself, and look forward to being victorious on October 12.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn said:”Usyk’s heavyweight debut is one of the most hotly anticipated boxing minutes of 2019 and personally, I can not wait to view it.
“Oleksandr is a happening who dominated the cruiserweight division becoming undisputed after just 15 fights.
“But as he attempts to challenge for the world heavyweight title, he must first overcome Tyrone Spong at Chicago.”
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