Ukrainian undefeated world champion in the heavyweight Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) will debut in the heavyweight division, 12 or 19 Oct.
This was announced by promoter Eddie Hearn ESPN. According to the promoter, the fight will be held at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
Also, the promoter confirmed that the likely opponent of the Tendril will be Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KO’s), as planned earlier.
What is known about the debut of the Mustache in the heavyweight division
In early may, the Moustache was injured biceps in preparation for his debut in the heavyweight bout. Therefore, the battle may 25, with Carlos takama did not take place.
After that, one of the promoters of the Tendril Alexander Krasyuk said that the team no longer consider Tacoma as a candidate for a debut for the Ukrainian battle in superteach.
The situation seems to have changed the fact that Alexander was appointed as the mandatory Challenger for a world title fight in the heavyweight WBO belt.
But the ironic twist of the Moustache Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, the company said that Alexander’s first fight in hevewae will be against the Tacoma, as previously planned.
Clarity regarding the fight required myself Takam. According to Carlos, he still hopes to get into the ring with a Mustache. The Cameroonian is confident that he can defeat the Ukrainian.
Last fight Alexander Usik held in November, knocking out Tony Bellew. After that, the Ukrainian boxer has refused all titles.