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Usyk against Takam 25-05-2019: First heavyweight fight of Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk vs Takam: Oleksandr Usyk against Carlos Takam heavyweight fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill in Washington, May 25, 2019.

Usyk vs Takam live boxing

Usyk vs Takam live on DAZN on May 25: Undisputed world cruiserweight champion the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk will make his heavyweight debut against former heavyweight world title challenger the French-Cameroonian Carlos Takam on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

The Ukrainian Oleksander Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) is 32 years old and he is the first boxer to hold all four titles at cruiserweight, where the Cameroonian Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs) is 38 years old former world title challenger. So Usyk vs Takam live fight is for 10 round and it will telecast live on DAZN and Sky Sports.

Oleksandr Usyk
Cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk

Usyk said “It’s a tough first fight but I need to test myself against world-class opposition on my new road to undisputed. May 25 marks a major moment in my career when I move to the heavyweight division, At cruiserweight I did it all and became the undisputed champion and that is my goal now in the heavyweights.”

Carlos Takam
Former heavyweight world title challenger Carlos Takam

Takam said “Usyk has achieved everything in the cruiserweight division – I am ready to welcome him to the new world of heavyweight boxing, I can promise that this will be a great fight and I will provide Usyk with a huge test on his heavyweight debut. I have huge ambitions of my own in the division and this fight will provide me with the chance to prove that.”

Usyk vs Takam live fight will be shown live on Sky Sports and headline an undercard and ticket sale date at the Washington casino, which hosts 3,000 people. Usyk vs Takam live boxing undercard will be announced and the event’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is excited about the showdown.

Usyk was crowned Ring Magazine Boxer of the Year 2018 after becoming the undisputed world champion at cruiserweight, winning the World Boxing Super Series in July. The unbeaten southpaw then took on Tony Bellew in his first and only defence of his four belts, knocking out the Liverpudlian in the first undisputed world title fight on British shores.

Takam, fought Briton Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA and IBO world titles in October 2017, and took the Briton to 10 rounds. Takam has been beaten by Chisora and suffered an eighth-round knockout in July 2018, Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker and Gregory Tony. Takam has a controversial 10 round draw against Mike Perez in January 2014.

The fight will be shown Usyk vs Takam live on DAZN in the USA which holds the rights to the middleweight unification fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs, and Joshua’s triple-title defence against Jarrell Miller on 1 June.