Ukrainian star Oleksandr Usyk will face Chazz Witherspoon in his debut as a heavyweight this Saturday at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, live on DAZN in the United States and on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Usyk took advantage of his presence in Chicago, to visit the home of the basketball team, Chicago Bulls, to share with the outstanding NBA team athletes, amateur coaches and the famous mascot “Benny The Bull”.
Usyk will fight for the first time in 2019, almost five months later than planned, due to some minor injuries that afflicted him.
For the 2012 Olympic gold medalist of Ukraine, his return to the ring will mark his first fight, after knocking out Tony Bellew in the eighth round last November.
This victory was the end of a fantastic campaign in 2018, where the Ukrainian champion won the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight tournament and unified the four world titles of the 200-pound division, after defeating Marco Huck , Mairis Briedis and Murat Gassiev.