Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12KOs), a man who has accomplished all he can accomplish in the cruiserweight division by becoming the undisputed cruiserweight champion, as well as being crowned the winner of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series has decided to move up to heavyweight to take on Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28KOs) at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 25th, live on Sky Sports(UK) and DAZN( USA).
Usyk will be vacating his WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF titles at cruiserweight to make this move up and he looks to solidify his legacy in boxing history just like Evander Holyfield who started off as a cruiserweight champ, moved up and became heavyweight champ, Usyk looks to aim high and continue to succeed with his journey forward with his first step putting him in front of Carlos Takam. Usyk’s last fight was back in November when he stopped Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena in London.
Takam has the experience at heavyweight over Usyk, and is coming off a KO victory over Senad Gashi back in December. With 28 of his 36 wins coming by way of knockout, Takam has the ability to put down Usyk if he can land clean. Usyk is a very technical, skilled fighter and to land on him may prove difficult but will moving up in weight slow Usyk down or negatively affect him in anyway is something we will find out come fight night. Tune in on May 25th on Sky Sports or on DAZN to find out!