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LIVE STREAM: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon, Bivol – Castillo Weigh In

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Ahead of Saturday’s stacked card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, and live around the world on DAZN, all of the fighters successfully tipped the scales just steps away from where all of the action will unfold tomorrow night.


“Fight Season” on DAZN continues with an action-packed card which features the heavyweight debut of former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 11 KOs) against seasoned veteran Chazz Witherspoon (38-3, 29 KOs), who replaced Tyrone Spong following a positive drug test earlier this week. In the co-main event of the evening, Russia’s Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight Title against Lenin Castillo (20-2-1, 15 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Kicking off the main broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on DAZN, WBC and WBA World Female Super Lightweight titlist Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) of Chicago will meet Erica Farias (26-3, 10 KOs) of Argentina in a rematch of their hotly-contested fight which highlighted the first DAZN event in Chicago a year ago.

The three-fight preliminary card starts on DAZN at 7 p.m. ET and features three undefeated rising prospects in separate bouts. Charles Conwell (10-0, 7 KOs), Anthony Sims, Jr. (19-0, 17 KOs) and Arthur Biyarslanov (4-0, 4 KOs) will showcase their elite abilities in front of the packed crowd on the Chicago’s South Side.


Below are the official weights for the entire fight card.

Heavyweight Fight (12 Rounds)
Oleksandr Usyk – 215 lbs.
Chazz Witherspoon – 242 lbs.


WBA World Light Heavyweight Title Fight – 175 lbs. (12 Rounds)
Dmitry Bivol – 174.3 lbs.
Lenin Castillo – 175 lbs.

WBC & WBA World Female Super Lightweight Title Fight – 140 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Jessica McCaskill – 138.7 lbs.
Erica Farias – 138.1 lbs.

Super Lightweight Fight – 140 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Arthur Biyarslanov – 137 lbs.
Tyrome Jones – 136 lbs.

Super Middleweight Fight – 168 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Anthony Sims, Jr. – 169 lbs.
Morgan Fitch – 157.5 lbs.

Super Welterweight Fight – 154 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Charles Conwell – 153.8 lbs.
Patrick Day – 153.7 lbs

Super Bantamweight Fight – 126 lbs. (8 Rounds)
TJ Doheny – 124 lbs.
Jesus Martinez – 124 lbs.

Welterweight Fight – 147 lbs. (4 Rounds)
Summer Lynn – 147 lbs.
Jenna Thompson – 147 lbs.

Super Welterweight Fight – 152 lbs.
Reshat Mati – 151 lbs.
Norfleet Stitts – 150.5 lbs.

Junior Lightweight Fight – 130 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Otha Jones III – 129 lbs.
Eric Manriquez – 130 lbs.

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Heavyweight Fight (12 Rounds)
Oleksandr Usyk – 215 lbs.
Chazz Witherspoon – 242 lbs.

WBA World Light Heavyweight Title Fight – 175 lbs. (12 Rounds)
Dmitry Bivol – 174.3 lbs.
Lenin Castillo – 175 lbs.

WBC & WBA World Female Super Lightweight Title Fight – 140 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Jessica McCaskill – 138.7 lbs.
Erica Farias – 138.1 lbs.

Super Lightweight Fight – 140 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Arthur Biyarslanov – 137 lbs.
Tyrome Jones – 136 lbs.

Super Middleweight Fight – 168 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Anthony Sims, Jr. – 169 lbs.
Morgan Fitch – 157.5 lbs.

Super Welterweight Fight – 154 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Charles Conwell – 153.8 lbs.
Patrick Day – 153.7 lbs

Super Bantamweight Fight – 126 lbs. (8 Rounds)
TJ Doheny – 124 lbs.
Jesus Martinez – 124 lbs.

Welterweight Fight – 147 lbs. (4 Rounds)
Summer Lynn – 147 lbs.
Jenna Thompson – 147 lbs.

Super Welterweight Fight – 152 lbs.
Reshat Mati – 151 lbs.
Norfleet Stitts – 150.5 lbs.

Junior Lightweight Fight – 130 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Otha Jones III – 129 lbs.
Eric Manriquez – 130 lbs.

Oleksandr Usyk will face Chazz Witherspoon on his Heavyweight debut at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

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Witherspoon (38-3 29 KOs) second cousin of former two-time World Heavyweight ruler Tim Witherspoon, is unbeaten in five years with his last win coming in March in Atlantic City over Santiago Silgado and now the 38 year old Philadelphian gets a huge opportunity to pull off a massive upset as Ukrainian pound-for-pound king Usyk moves up to Heavyweight after leaving the Cruiserweight division as the undisputed ruler.

Witherspoon looking to upset Usyk

“I can’t wait to face Usyk in Chicago,” said Witherspoon. “I have been in training ready for a big fight, and it doesn’t get bigger than this. Oleksandr is stepping up to Heavyweight – and he’s going to find out that it’s a totally different game.

“I’ve won my last eight fights and I really feel that I’ve been waiting in the wings for a huge opportunity like this and I am going to put every ounce of myself into the fight on this massive stage.”

Witherspoon replaces Tyrone Spong in the main event on the stacked card in the Windy City after there were adverse findings in two of Spong’s urine samples. As a result, the Illinois State Athletic Commission will not license Tyrone to box and rescinded their approval of the bout with Usyk.

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Dmity Bivol defends against Lenin Castillo

Usyk’s Heavyweight bow against Witherspoon is part of a huge night of World championship action in Chicago as Dmitry Bivol defends his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against Lenin Castillo and unified Super-Lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill defends her WBA and WBC titles against old foe Erica Farias.

Unbeaten Super-Middleweight talent Anthony Sims Jr returns to action against Morgan Fitch, Charles Conwell defends his USBA Super-Welterweight title against Patrick Day, an all-Chicago Super-Featherweight clash between Josh Hernandez and Giovanni Mioletti, former World title challenger TJ Doheny returns to the ring, Reshat Mati is back after recovering from a shoulder injury and a fourth pro outing for rising starlet Otha Jones III.

Tickets are on sale now for Usyk vs. Witherspoon starting at just $40 plus booking fees at: ticketmaster.com.

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