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Ukraine's Usyk suffers bicep injury, fight with Takam delayed

His debut in the superheavyweight category was supposed to take place in Maryland, May 25; now, the undefeated Ukrainian will have to re-schedule it
08:03, 8 May 2019

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk
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Oleksandr Usyk, the ex-world champion in the heavyweight will have to delay the fight against Carlos Takam for health reasons, namely the injury. His manager Egis Klimas posted this on Twitter.

Firstly, Usyk’s debut in super heavyweight category was planned against Povetkin on May 17.  However, the negotiations had lasted for too long, so the fight conditions had to be changed.

Related: Boxing: Olexandr Usyk to fight Carlos Takam on May 25

Earlier, the World Boxing Association (WBA) obliged Oleksandr Usyk to protect his title against the Russian Denis Lebedev. In case of refusal, Usyk will lose the status of an absolute champion with his WBA belt. Denis Lebedev will compete for the vacant title with undefeated Lawrence Okolie.

Carlos Takam is 38 years. He had 42 professional fights; the boxer won 36 of them. He only lost to Povetkin, Parker, Joshua, and Chisora.

Related: Usyk to fight with Takam on May 17 or 25

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