The African giant: Barb introduced a new rival

Африканский гигант: Усику представили нового соперника

Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO) will have a debut fight at heavyweight against the French-Cameroonian Carlos Takama (36-5-1, 28 KO), said the Ukrainian promoter Eddie Hearn.

“The battle with Takuma can be considered consistent. It remains only to determine DAZN on the exact date of the match.

First, we wanted to organize this fight may 18, but this day will be Wilder, and we would not want the intersection of these two shows. Either 17 or 25 may. Later all, we decide this by Monday. Anyway, the next battle of the Mustache will host the heavyweight title against Carlos Takama,” said Eddie Hearn.

Африканский гигант: Усику представили нового соперника

Fight the Tendril – Takam can take place on 18 may but on this day also is scheduled to fight Deontay Wilder vs Dominique Brizil.

Interestingly, 25 of may – a symbolic date in the world of Boxing. On this day in 1965, the rematch for the world title in the heavyweight division between the 23-year-old American, Mohammed Ali and his 33-year-old compatriot Sonny Liston. The legendary Ali, with whom the manner of bakirovna now compare Moustache, then won by knockout in the first round.

Therefore, if Alexander will fight on may 25, for him, this fight will be special to me because Muhammad Ali is for the Ukrainian one of the most beloved boxers, with which he takes the example.

By the way, Oleksandr Usyk on Wednesday sent a letter to the WBA, which officially announced the transition to the heavyweight division.

We will remind, Oleksandr Usyk gave up the belt of the world Boxing Association (WBA) and the obligatory fight with the Russian Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KO’s) because of the transition to the heavyweight division.

We will remind, Alexander Usik will hold the next fight on may 18 against Cameroonian boxer Carlos Takama (36-5-1, 28 KO’s).

Now boxer is training in one of the gymnasiums of Kiev together with his new fitness coach Sergey Pozovem. The second part of the training will be held in the United States.

The game will take place in Chicago. Broadcast live it will be streaming platform DAZN.

However, the duel can pereti. This was announced by the Ukrainian promoter Eddie Hearn.

According to him, the battle plan to move on may 17, as at 18 may assigned to a match against American Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) with Dominic Brizilan (20-1, 18 KO’s).

“Now we argue over how to fight may 17, as the Wilder appointed to a duel on may 18, but to create such a conflict, anyone can, because it is in our best interest to debut Alexander covered to the maximum.

The contract with Carlos takama is still not signed. We are in contact with representatives of the Cameroonian. We already have agreement in principle on the battle, but we haven’t closed the deal” – reports the words of Hearn IFL TV.

We will remind, after a victory over ex-champion Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO), the Tendril expressed the desire to move to the heavyweight division.

Oleksandr Usyk won early ex-champion of the WBC version of the British Tony Bellew (30-1-3, 20 KO).

As reported by the portal Znayu new coach appreciated the opportunities Moustache.

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