A former contender for the IBF heavyweight title Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KO) has signed a promotional contract with Star Boxing. 38-year-old Cameroonian has recently been declared as the enemy Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), who makes his heavyweight debut on October 12 in Chicago. However, it seems, that the Ukrainian will be forced to find a new opponent.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, the undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) returns to the ring on October 12 in Chicago at Vintrast Arena. Undefeated Ukrainian in his debut in the heavyweight division, most likely, will face Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs).
DAZN platform adopted Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1 10 KOs) as a candidate for the battle with the middleweight champion Saul Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KO). This was reported by a boxing journalist Mike Coppinger in one of the social networks. Their fight could take place on September 26 in Las Vegas, if negotiations are successful.
Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOы) and Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOы) first met face to face on the evening of boxing in London, where on August 31 at the O2 Arena they will take their fight for three titles at lightweights. The Ukrainian and the British held the first "face off" on the evening of boxing, in the main event of which Dillian Whyte defeated Oscar Rivas.
Unification lightweight bout for the three titles between two Olympic champions Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) and Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) was officially announced. The meeting will be held on August 31 at the O2 Arena in London. WBA and WBO titles, owned by the Ukrainian, and vacant WBC belt will be at stake in this bout. In the US this night of boxing will take place in the broadcast at ESPN, in the UK it will be shown on the paid broadcast on Sky Sports.
On October 18 there will be held a unification bout in the light heavyweight division between WBC champion Alexander Gvozdyk (17-0, 14 KOs) and IBF title holder Arthur Beterbiyev (14-0, 14 KOs). The bout will take place in the United States.
In the main event at the boxing night in Kyiv, Ukraine, WBA bantamweight champion Artem Dalakian (19-0, 14 KOs) scored tenth round TKO over mandatory challenger Sarawut Thawornkham (20-2, 15 KOs). After another series of effective shots the referee decided to stop quite a one-sided fight. The time was 2:08.
Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) has been stripped of another title. WBC Board of Governors voted unanimously to grant Usyk the status of world champion "in recess", which, according to the sanctioning body will allow him to "recover from a recent injury and support him in an attempt to perform in the heavyweight division."
Ukrainian Ivan Redkach (23-4-1, 18 KO) scored a major victory in his professional career, when he stopped in the sixth round the former champion Devon Alexander (27-6-1, 14 KO) in the main event at the casino Soboba in San Jacinto, California.