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Oleksandr Usyk – Carlos Takam on May 25 LIVE on DAZN

Pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk will make his Heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.  → read full story

Hearn says Joshua might vacate titles before facing Wilder

By Trevor McIntyre: Eddie Hearn is saying that if IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can’t get a unification fight against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in November, he may end up vacating some of his world titles.  → read full story

Oleksander Usyk vacates WBA cruiserweight title

By Tim Royner: Cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk vacated his World Boxing Association title on Wednesday after the WBA ordered him to defend it against ‘Champion in Recess’ Denis Lebedev (32-2, 23 KOs).  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Carlos Takam could be moved to May 17

By Tim Royner: Eddie Hearn confirms he has an agreement between Oleksander Usyk and Carlos Takam to face each other next in a fight on DAZN on May 17 or May 18.  → read full story

WBA orders Usyk vs. Lebedev

By Jim Dower: in what could prove to be a pointless endeavor, the WBA has ordered IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk to make a defense against his World Boxing Association mandatory challenger Denis Lebedev.  → read full story

Povetkin will NOT be fighting Usyk next

By Tim Royner: Alexander Povetkin (32-2, 24 KOs) won’t be facing Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) in his heavyweight debut after all, according to latest boxing news.  → read full story

Usyk to fight Takam or Povetkin next on May 18

By Tim Royner: Oleksander Usyk vs. Alexander Povetkin is still a possibility for May 18, according to promoter Eddie Hearn, but he says Carlos Takam is also a possibility for Oleksander on that card on DAZN.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Alexander Povetkin targeted for May 18 on DAZN

By Mike Smith: A big fight between Alexander Povetkin and Oleksander Usyk is in the works for May 18 in Chicago, Illinois on DAZN, according to Mike Coppinger.  → read full story

The Ukrainian Boxing Invasion

By Andy Farr: Wladimir Klitschko turned professional in November 1996 having won an Olympic gold medal for Ukraine in the summer games in Atlanta that same year.  → read full story

Callum Smith and Oleksander Usyk doubleheader possible in May

By Trevor McIntyre: Eddie Hearn is interested in having WBA Super World super middleweight champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) fight an opponent still to be determined on unbeaten unified cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk’s card in a doubleheader in the United States in May in Chicago or on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s next fight […]

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