21 Nov Oleksandr Usyk will make his heavyweight debut against Tyrone Spong in Chicago on October 12
His debut that is heavyweight will be made by oleksandr Usyk on October 12, live on Sky Sports.
A division is moving up after his knockout win over Tony Bellew in November and will next face Spong, an unbeaten Florida-based competition.
Spong has 13 knockouts such as the stoppage win over Jeyson Minda of last weekend, at 14 fight, also Usyk has voiced his admiration for its 33-year-old.
«Spong is a rapid and strong heavyweight who has had a lot success at the ring,» said Usyk. «I must come through this evaluation to battle for the world heavyweight title. I look forward to seeing everyone there.»
A kick boxer, Spong now relishes the challenge of facing among the world’s elite boxers.
The Surinamese-Dutchman, who is ranked at No 4 by the WBO, stated:»After achieving almost all of my goals as a kick boxer and becoming one of the most decorated champions in the history of this game, » I wanted to test myself at the tough and challenging sport of boxing.
«I’ve worked tirelessly throughout the past three years and have the chance to show my worth as a boxer against maybe the best pound-for-pound, and many technically sound boxer on the planet.
«Some may think the challenge might be too hard, but I think in myselfand anticipate being victorious on October 12.»
Promoter Eddie Hearn said:»Usyk’s heavyweight debut is among the most hotly anticipated boxing moments of 2019 and , I can not wait to view it.
«Oleksandr is a phenomenon who dominated the cruiserweight branch becoming swollen after just 15 fights.
«Now, as he prepares to battle on the world’s name he must overcome Tyrone Spong in Chicago.»