Oleksandr Usyk makes his heavyweight debut on Saturday
Oleksandr Usyk will face Chazz Witherspoon in his heavyweight debut on Saturday after original opponent Tyrone Spong was withdrawn.
Unbeaten Usyk was due to fight Spong at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, live on Sky Sports, but as a result of returning an adverse doping test, the Illinois State Athletic Commission will not license him to take part in the fight.
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.
The ‘Gentleman’ will be looking to pull off an upset when he takes on the undisputed cruiserweight champion and is relishing the opportunity