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Oleksander Usyk made WBC cruiserweight ‘champion recess’

By Jim Dower: In a long overdue move, the WBC has changed WBC cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk to ‘champion in recess’ so that the belt will be free for the other top contenders in the WBC’s top 15 to fight for the belt.  → read full story

Hearn names Joshua’s next potential opponents: Pulev, Usyk & Whyte

By Trevor McIntyre: Eddie Hearn has already selected three possible options for Anthony Joshua’s next fight and they are as follows: Kubrat Pulev, Oleksandr Usyk and Dillian Whyte.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk to fight in September

By Mike Smith: Oleksandr Usyk will be returning in September to resume his career at heavyweight, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk to return in August

By Mike Smith: Oleksandr Usyk will be out of commission until August with a bicep injury he suffered while training for his now postponed May 25 fight against heavyweight Carlos Takam.  → read full story

Usyk suffers biceps injury, Takam fight postponed

By Charles Brun: In a bid of bad news, Oleksandr Usyk has suffered a bicep injury and will need to postpone his May 25 fight at heavyweight against former world title challenger Carlos Takam on DAZN from the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  → read full story

Anthony Joshua “100%” willing to fight Oleksandr Usyk next

By Tim Royner: Anthony Joshua says he’s willing to defend his WBO heavyweight title against Oleksandr Usyk if the World Boxing Organization orders the fight.  → read full story

Michael Hunter and Filip Hrgovic on Usyk-Takam card on May 25

By Sean Jones: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s added 2012 U.S Olympian heavyweight Michael Hunter (16-1, 11 KOs) and 2016 super heavyweight Olympic bronze medalist Filip Hrgovic (7-0, 5 KOs) in separate fights to the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk vs.  → read full story

Usyk vs. Takam on DAZN on May 25

By Tim Royner: It’s now official that unified cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will be making his first fight at heavyweight against 38-year-old former world title challenger Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs) in a 10 round fight live on DAZN and Sky Sports at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  → read […]

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

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