Usyk confirms Spong as his next opponent

Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) has confirmed that his next opponent will be the undefeated Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13 KOs). The bout will take place on October 12 in Chicago.

The owner of the WBO Latino and WBC Latino belts from Suriname last time fought on Saturday. Spong stopped Jason Mindy in the second round in Mexico.

For Usyk this will a debut in the heavyweight division and at the same time a return to the ring after nearly a year's break. At the same evening the audience will also see in the ring among others Murat Gassiev and light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol.

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