Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk weighs 12 kg less than his tonight’s opponent Chazz Witherspoon. It will be Ukrainian’s first fight in heavyweight division against a seasoned veteran Witherspoon. The boxers weighed on October 11. Matchroom Boxing reported this.
Oleksandr Usyk weighs 97,5 kg, and his opponent Chazz Witherspoon - 109,8 kg.
As it was reported earlier, Usyk held an open workout before his heavyweight debut. The fight will take place on October 12. Boxers conducted open training sessions today in front of the fans and media in order to show their shape for an upcoming bout.
Usyk was supposed to fight the Dutchman Tyron Spong. But Spong failed the doping test and Eddie Hearn urgently had to look for a replacement. Name of a 42-year-old Russian boxer Alexander Ustinov was in talks, but eventually, Usyk’s team was able to negotiate with Witherspoon.