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Photos: Chazz Witherspoon Hits Open Workout For Usyk Fight

Oleksandr Usyk will face Chazz Witherspoon on his Heavyweight debut at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago on Saturday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. (photos by Ed Mulholland)

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Witherspoon (38-3 29 KOs) second cousin of former two-time World Heavyweight ruler Tim Witherspoon, is unbeaten in five years with his last win coming in March in Atlantic City over Santiago Silgado and now the 38 year old Philadelphian gets a huge opportunity to pull off a massive upset as Ukrainian pound-for-pound king Usyk moves up to Heavyweight after leaving the Cruiserweight division as the undisputed ruler.

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Witherspoon replaces Tyrone Spong in the main event on the stacked card in the Windy City after there were adverse findings in two of Spong’s urine samples. As a result, the Illinois State Athletic Commission will not license Tyrone to box and rescinded their approval of the bout with Usyk.

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Usyk’s Heavyweight bow against Witherspoon is part of a huge night of World championship action in Chicago as Dmitry Bivol defends his WBA World Light-Heavyweight title against Lenin Castillo and unified Super-Lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill defends her WBA and WBC titles against old foe Erica Farias.

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Unbeaten Super-Middleweight talent Anthony Sims Jr returns to action against Morgan Fitch, Charles Conwell defends his USBA Super-Welterweight title against Patrick Day, an all-Chicago Super-Featherweight clash between Josh Hernandez and Giovanni Mioletti, former World title challenger TJ Doheny returns to the ring, Reshat Mati is back after recovering from a shoulder injury and a fourth pro outing for rising starlet Otha Jones III.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by willieb24 on 10-10-2019

Dude look like he just woke up from a weed nap.

Comment by Corelone on 10-10-2019

He has droopy and wandering eyes. Might be part of the reason he's been innactive.

Comment by HighLightReal on 10-10-2019

Respect to Chaz, he's in reasonable shape for the long period he's spent on the sidelines.

Comment by millcitymauler on 10-10-2019

Nothing against Usyk, but wouldn't that be so sweet to see Chazz land a one-in-a-million shot, and knock him out!

Comment by kidaguilar on 10-10-2019

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20112799]I'm pumped after seeing that first pic[/QUOTE] Hahahaha. Dude woke up from a nap in the middle of a punch.

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