“He will begin his heavyweight campaign with a spring fight against former world title challenger Carlos Takam. The plan was for him to fight on May 18 in the main event of a DAZN card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago with Takam as the likely opponent,” Usyk's co-promoter stated.
He added that they will decide on the date till the nearest Monday – May 17 or 25.
Earlier, Usyk refused from WBA champion belt.
As we reported world champion in heavyweight Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk might debut in super heavyweight with a fight with Carlos Takam.
Besides, 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.