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.
Breaking News: Unfortunately Usyk has suffered a bicep injury and will no longer fight on May 25. A new date for his heavyweight debut will be announced shortly— Egis Klimas @KlimasBoxing 7 мая 2019 г.
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.
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.