Today, the Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk will meet with South African fighter Thabiso Mchunu to defend his world champion title for the first time in the US. The fight Usyk - Mchunu will begin on December 18 at 5 a.m., live broadcast of the match can be seen on the "Inter" channel.
December 18, 5 a.m. Kyiv time
Protecting the title of world champion in the heavyweight division
Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) - Thabiso Mchunu (South Africa)
Ukrainian boxer will appear for the first time before the American public. Unlike his fellows from the Olympic team, Usyk has decided to become professional not in America. And the fact that Ukrainian arrived to have his fight in the status of world champion, says about the correctness of decision of Usyk and his team.
Thabiso Mchunu replaced Albanian Damir Bello in this fight, who refused to fight after his prior consent. Although Mchunu is a strong fighter, but is lower in class compared to Usyk, in terms of preparation Usyk did not have to change anything either - his height advantage, speed and arm span lets him dictate the fight to almost any opponent.