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Photos: Dmitry Bivol Shows Off Moves Before Chicago Fans

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 As a result, the Illinois State Athletic Commission will not license Tyrone to box and rescinded their approval of the bout with Usyk.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 Gamboal00 on 10-10-2019

[QUOTE=Hnnnggg;20112869]Beterbiev as of right now has fought no one of consequence. Hopefully dazn and espn can work out another co-promotion to unify against the gvozdyk-beterbiev winner. IF canelo gets through kovalev, I’m sure bivol is waiting in the wings but…

Comment by MaksBox on 10-10-2019

[QUOTE=Hnnnggg;20112869]Out of the 4 lhw champion’s his resume is arguably in the number 2 spot. Barrera and smith trump a past prime Stevenson (especially after his grueling fight with an aging Badou jack). The one sided domination of pascal is…

Comment by Hnnnggg on 10-10-2019

[QUOTE=kidaguilar;20112824]Bivol in another god forsaken mismatch.[/QUOTE] Out of the 4 lhw champion’s his resume is arguably in the number 2 spot. Barrera and smith trump a past prime Stevenson (especially after his grueling fight with an aging Badou jack). The…

Comment by Freeworld124 on 10-10-2019

Nvm. Split articles. I got it.

Comment by Freeworld124 on 10-10-2019

The article is on Bivol and Witherspoon but where are the pictures of Witherspoon?

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