TJ Doheny def. — Not many have been to make a successful leap from cruiserweight to heavyweight. Born Oleksandr Oleksandrovich Usyk on 17th January, 1987 in Simferopol, Russia, he is famous for Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the heavyweight division.. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. You can't let a guy like Lenin Castillo go the distance and be considered among the best at 175 pounds with the likes of WBO champion Sergey Kovalev, IBF titlist Artur Beterbiev and WBC titleholder Oleksandr Gvozdyk. He also has a … Witherspoon needs to get off the ropes if he has any chance. Can Witherspoon do the unthinkable? Yekaterina Usyk is an Ukrainian Spouse. I can’t wait for Saturday n…. CHICAGO — Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk made his heavyweight debut a successful one with a seventh-round TKO of Chazz Witherspoon on Saturday at Wintrust Arena, live on DAZN. A fight with her or a rematch with Katie Taylor should be next for McCaskill as she's come into her own since the loss to Taylor in December 2017. They have 3 children, Kyrylo, Mykhailo and Yelizaveta. Now, McCaskill can move on to bigger things as she called out Amanda Serrano. Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) was too fast, too technically sound and in too good of shape for Witherspoon (38-4, 29 KOs), who landed few shots through seven rounds. She kept pounding the body with the left hook and constantly in Farias' space and not giving her a chance to get anything off of note. Usyk was teeing off in the last 90 seconds. Bivol's (16-0, 11 KOs) defended the belt five times since getting the interim tag removed in October 2017. 11:46 p.m.:  A thunderous ovation for the former undisputed cruiserweight champion as he walks to the ring. Jesus Martinez via TKO at 3:00 of the fifth round; super bantamweights. 9:00 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News' live coverage of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon. Naseem Hamed incorporated extensive showmanship, which was a clever move on his part. and more from He uncorked everything including the kitchen sink. Usyk got off to a slow start as he prodded with his jab, but the pro-Usyk crowd showed its support whenever "The Cat" landed a punch. Morally it isn’t right, but things are the way they are. — Don't know how to watch Usyk vs. Witherspoon? 9:50 p.m.: McCaskill def. Most recently, the 28-year-old beat Joe Smith Jr. in March by unanimous decision. Usyk became the 2008 lightweight European amateur champion, 2011 amateur heavyweight world amateur boxing champion and went on to capture a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics held in London. 11:30 p.m.: Bivol def. 10:58 p.m.:  Down goes Castillo early in the sixth round after a stinging right hand to the jaw that sent the Puerto Rican stumbling to the canvas. WBO middleweight champion Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade 29-0 (18) will head up to super middleweight to face Dusty Harrison 34-0-1 (20) in a 10-round non-title bout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on November 27. Help keep Oleksandr Usyk and Yekaterina Usyk profile up to date. He also has a keen interest in psychology. Jones III (4-0, 1 KO) controlled the bout from the outset. Lee has been a fan of the sport of boxing for around twenty five years. At what point does the referee start warning Farias for grabbing? Many past legends of boxing, such as Jack Dempsey and Bernard Hopkins, lost on their pro debut’s and went on to achieve great things, so a bad start does not always mean one is destined for failure in the ring. He's cutting off the ring masterfully and making Witherspoon swing and miss. But he was encouraged to continue and things started to improve. It was recently announced that Usyk will be entering the World Boxing Super Series, orchestrated by promoters Richard Schaefer and Kalle Sauerland, for the Muhammad Ali trophy that will be presented to the winner. 10:57 p.m.:  Bivol is well in control through five rounds but he isn't impressing. You don't see that too often. 10:22 p.m.: Jones III def. Though, this has worked in his favour! He went the distance for only the second time in his career in his next fight, also held in the US, against Michael Hunter. (Usyk 10-9, 69-64 Usyk) Round 6: Usyk's best round of the fight so far. Let's see if that gets Bivol going. Count WBC titlist Deontay Wilder in on the assessment. About. His first opponent will be the always exciting Marco Huck, a fight that is scheduled for September 9th in Germany.For those that expect an Anthony Joshua type boxer who knocks out everybody left, right and centre with little effort may be disappointed. Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year. (Witherspoon 10-9). 9:33 p.m.:  Fouls galore in this one as in the sixth round McCaskill was deducted one point for repeated shots to the back of Fairas' head. Here's a look at how former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield set the path for Usyk. 10:34 p.m.:  It is now time for the co-main event of Usyk vs. Witherspoon as Dmitry Bivol puts the WBA light heavyweight title on the line against Lenin Castillo. The undefeated Usyk is ready to play himself in the movie, the script of which he has already written. Usyk stayed at a distance and processing information. Some of Usyk’s favourite hobbies include taking long walks with his family and going to the theatre. It would be a constant sequence of Bivol throwing the jab to the stomach and then another jab upstairs. Witherspoon by TKO at 3:00 of the seventh round. He won the WBO Inter-Continental title in his 5th contest and made four defenses. Farias made it a dirty fight by continuously grabbing McCaskill and landing questionable shots in the process. Patrick Day by knockout at 1:46 of the tenth round; super welterweights. Usyk formally announced his arrival in the land of the giants with the victory. Some will say that Bivol played it safe because the bout came on short notice. Yekaterina Usyk and Oleksandr Usyk have been married for 11 years. 84.4k Likes, 1,154 Comments - Usyk Aleksandr (@usykaa) on Instagram: “Hard work#usyk17#usyk #lomus17 #akblapin #polakovamusic #boxingtraining #ukraine #usa #kovalev…” Witherspoon (38-4, 29 KOs) was ripe for the picking by the start of the seventh round, and Usyk took advantage by bouncing punches off the head and body of his worn-down opponent. This will be the first time Farias' (26-3, 10 KOs) stepped inside the ring since their first encounter. Beyond the brief flurry of action in the sixth round when Bivol knocked down Castillo, what people saw was a glorified sparring session with a punching bag. She is famous for Usyk's wife. Since getting stopped by Seth Mitchell in April 2012, Witherspoon's reeled off eight consecutive wins. If it wasn't for the ropes, Witherspoon would have gone down. They met in Oct. 2018 at the same venue with the native of the "Windy City" emerging victorious by unanimous decision to capture the WBC belt. WBA and WBO champion Lomachenko will meet IBF counterpart Lopez at ‘The Bubble’…, Otto Wallin wants a second crack at Tyson Fury following news this week that the WBC heavyweight champion is unlikely to face Deontay Wilder for a third time. As the seventh frame came to a close, it was evident that Witherspoon had no chance and was unable to answer the bell for the next round. Usyk finally went to the body and showed good work when he had Witherspoon's back to the ropes. Something to watch out for as the fight goes on but Usyk may have hurt his right hand as he shook it out near the end of the round. On the eve of the New Year, a bold and at the same time touching joint photo shoot of Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk and his wife Yekaterina appeared in the social media. Help us build our profile of Oleksandr Usyk and Yekaterina Usyk! “I feel great. 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(Usyk 10-9, 49-46 Usyk), Round 4:  Usyk showing off the power in both hands. He had to be taken out of his comfort zone of fighting in the Ukraine for his first world title opportunity against Krzysztof Glowacki! Stay locked in for what should be an exciting night of action. He got Witherspoon against the ropes and wobbled him with a left hand immediately followed by a right hook. His boxing idol, unsurprisingly, is Muhammad Ali, a figure that inspires so many to begin professional boxing., See Oleksandr Usyk will enter the Super Series Tournament for the Muhammad Ali trophy next. film, They have 3 children, Kyrylo, Mykhailo and Yelizaveta. Oleksandr Usyk was born in the Soviet Union, in Crimean Oblast in 1987. 9:27 p.m.:  The referee must have seen what we wrote in between rounds as he deducted a point from Farias for holding.

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