Ahead of Saturday’s stacked card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, and live around the world on DAZN, all of the fighters successfully tipped the scales just steps away from where all of the action will unfold tomorrow night. (photos by Ed Mulholland)
“Fight Season” on DAZN continues with an action-packed card which features the heavyweight debut of former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 11 KOs) against seasoned veteran Chazz Witherspoon (38-3, 29 KOs), who replaced Tyrone Spong following a positive drug test earlier this week. In the co-main event of the evening, Russia’s Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight Title against Lenin Castillo (20-2-1, 15 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Kicking off the main broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on DAZN, WBC and WBA World Female Super Lightweight titlist Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) of Chicago will meet Erica Farias (26-3, 10 KOs) of Argentina in a rematch of their hotly-contested fight which highlighted the first DAZN event in Chicago a year ago.
The three-fight preliminary card starts on DAZN at 7 p.m. ET and features three undefeated rising prospects in separate bouts. Charles Conwell (10-0, 7 KOs), Anthony Sims, Jr. (19-0, 17 KOs) and Arthur Biyarslanov (4-0, 4 KOs) will showcase their elite abilities in front of the packed crowd on the Chicago’s South Side.
Below are the official weights for the entire fight card.
Heavyweight Fight (12 Rounds)
Oleksandr Usyk – 215 lbs.
Chazz Witherspoon – 242 lbs.
WBA World Light Heavyweight Title Fight – 175 lbs. (12 Rounds)
Dmitry Bivol – 174.3 lbs.
Lenin Castillo – 175 lbs.
WBC & WBA World Female Super Lightweight Title Fight – 140 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Jessica McCaskill – 138.7 lbs.
Erica Farias – 138.1 lbs.
Super Lightweight Fight – 140 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Arthur Biyarslanov – 137 lbs.
Tyrome Jones – 136 lbs.
Super Middleweight Fight – 168 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Anthony Sims, Jr. – 169 lbs.
Morgan Fitch – 157.5 lbs.
Super Welterweight Fight – 154 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Charles Conwell – 153.8 lbs.
Patrick Day – 153.7 lbs