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Oleksander Usyk vs. Alexander Povetkin planned for May 18 in Chicago

By Trevor McIntyre: Promoter Eddie Hearn is planning in bringing unbeaten undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk over to the United States for his debut fight at heavyweight against former World Boxing Association champion Alexander Povetkin on DAZN on May 18 in Chicago, Illinois, according to ESPN.  → read full story

Whyte: ‘No one knows Oleksander Usyk”

By Scott Gilfoid: Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18 KOs) seems unconcerned that he’s poised to lose his #1 ranking with the World Boxing Organization to unified cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) as soon as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist moves up to heavyweight to begin campaigning at that weight.  → read full story

How far can Oleksander Usyk go at heavyweight?

By Gav Duthie: It has been over 30 years since the undisputed Cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield decided to make his assault on the heavyweight division when he stopped James Tillis in 1988.  → read full story

Hearn says Usyk to fight on May 18, wants Povetkin, Parker or Ortiz

By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn says Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will be making his heavyweight debut on May 18, possibly against Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker or Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk moving to heavyweight, will fight in May

By Scott Gilfoid: Oleksander Usyk is heading for the heavyweight division for his next fight in May, according to Alex Krassyuk of K2 Promotions.  → read full story

Hearn urges Whyte to take Joshua fight

By Trevor McIntyre: Eddie Hearn wants Dillian Whyte to agree to a deal for him to challenge Anthony Joshua on April 13 for his four titles, because if he doesn’t take the fight, he could lose his #1 ranking with the WBO to Oleksander Usyk.  → read full story

Dillian Whyte: No one knows who Oleksander Usyk is

By Tim Royner: Dillian Whyte doesn’t rate unified cruiserweight champion Oleksander Usyk as a big enough name for him to be worthy of fighting, if he can’t get the match he wants against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London, UK.  → read full story

Oleksandr Usyk could face Povetkin or Luis Ortiz next

By Mike Smith: Oleksander Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk reportedly says there’s a seventy percent chance of Oleksander, 31, moving up to heavyweight to face either Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs) or Alexander Povetkin in what would be his first fight in the division as a pro, according to Fightnews info via Michael Benson.  → […]

My boxing awards 2018

By Gav Duthie: A little bit late in the boxing awards this year but last night there were several big fights and late claims for awards both in the UK and the US.  → read full story

Hearn wants Usyk to face Whyte, Chisora, Ward or Takam in early 2019

By Tim Royner: Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s hoping to match unified cruiserweight Oleksander Usyk with the winner or loser of this Saturday’s fight between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora, Andre Ward or Carlos Takam for a fight in April of 2019.  → read full story

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