TwitterFacebook

Oleksandr Usyk dominates Chazz Witherspoon, stops him in seven

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) had little trouble with Chazz Witherspoon 38-4 (29) in his heavyweight debut, stopping him in seven one-sided rounds at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday night.

See Also

Witherspoon stepped in at short notice to replace Tyrone Spong, who had failed a drugs test.

Ukrainian southpaw Usyk, 32, was cautious early on but upped his workrate in the middle rounds before forcing Witherspoon to retire on his stool at the end of the seventh.

The six-foot-three Usyk weighed in at 215-pounds for his first fight at heavyweight.

“I believe I will add more weight for my future fights,” said Usyk at the post-fight press conference. “Coming in heavier isn’t a problem but I want to do it the right way, to make sure I don’t lose any of my speed.

“The difference between cruiserweight and heavyweight is the dynamics. I can feel the power more at heavyweight, due to the (opponents) being heavier.

“I think the best way of avoiding heavyweight power is to defend myself better, not to get caught with those big punches.”

Usyk was installed as the number one heavyweight by the WBO when he moved up in weight and will likely fight for the world title early in the new year.

Andy Ruiz Jr will defend the WBO belt along with his WBA and IBF titles against Anthony Joshua in a rematch in Saudi Arabia in December.

“I’m ready for them,” Usyk said. “If they are going to offer it to me, of course I’m going to take it.”

 

Read more articles about: ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Evander Holyfield reveals the blueprint to beating Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield reveals the blueprint to beating Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield has revealed the secret to beating Mike Tyson ahead of a potential return to the ring against ‘Iron Mike’. Holyfield stopped Tyson in 11 rounds back in 1996 before winning via disqualification in their infamous ‘bite fight’ the f…

Kubrat Pulev promises to give Anthony Joshua a rematch once…

Kubrat Pulev promises to give Anthony Joshua a rematch once he beats him

IBF number one contender Kubrat Pulev 28-1 (14) is ready to put a beating on unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21) before offering him a rematch. That’s the word from the rugged Bulgarian’s manager Ivaylo Gotsev. WBA, WBO and IB…

Manny Pacquiao could face Gennadiy Golovkin, says Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao could face Gennadiy Golovkin, says Freddie Roach

Freddie Roach has revealed that Manny Pacquiao 62-7-2 (39) would like to face Gennadiy Golovkin 40-1-1 (35) despite admitting that the eight-division world champion would be unlikely to fight at 160-pounds. The 41-year-old Filipino phenom has not …

Dillian Whyte: "Bob Arum is talking rubbish"

Dillian Whyte:

Leading heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte 27-1 (18) has hit back at Bob Arum after the promoter indicated he wanted to “eliminate” the WBC mandatory title fight. The Top Rank boss, who co-promotes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) …

Sergey Kovalev could be back on the bottle, says Sullivan…

Sergey Kovalev could be back on the bottle, says Sullivan Barrera

Hard-nosed light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera 22-3 (14) is worried that former undisputed 175-pound champion Sergey Kovalev 34-4-1 (29) is back on the bottle. The 38-year-old former Cuban amateur standout was scheduled to face Kovalev at…

Shakur Stevenson could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr, says…

Shakur Stevenson could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr, says Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley believes WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson 13-0 (7) could be the next Floyd Mayweather Jr. The undefeated 22-year-old southpaw is set to return to the ring in a 10-round non-title fight against Felix Caraballo at the MGM Gran…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US