Russian heavyweight Alexander Ustinov can replace the Dutchman Tyrone Spong to fight against Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik. About it reports “R-Sport”.
Promoter 42-year-old Russian said that Ustinov was offered the bout against the Ukrainian. “Now we discuss the details. The Mustache will have big problems in connection with the dimensions of Alexander” — he stressed.
Previously on 8 October it became known that the doping test of Spong showed unsatisfactory result. Promoter Eddie Hearn stated that the information sent to the Athletic Commission of Illinois, which oversees the conduct of the match. Debut fight 32-year-old Usyk in the heavyweight division will be held on October 12 in Chicago.
Cirrus refused the status of absolute world champion in the first heavy weight. After successful defense of the title against Brit Tony Bellew Ukrainian decided to move up in weight.
Usyk scored 16 victories on a professional ring and never suffered a single defeat. Ustinov won 35 victories and suffered four defeats. The last fight of the Russian heavyweight was held on 24 July. Then he defeated the Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Nesterenko.