Unified world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0) will be making his heavyweight debut in September 2019, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
The Ukrainian boxer had to face Carlos Takam (36-5-1) this past Sunday in the US, but the bout was postponed because Usyk suffered trauma in his bicep while he was in training camp.
Nobody knows if Usyk will face Takam in September. The former world heavyweight challenger doesn’t have a scheduled fight, but if he chooses to wait for the 32-years-old Ukrainian he’ll be extending his non-action period to 9 months.
It’s interesting to mention that Usyk still hasn’t vacated the 4 cruiserweight titles he owns. The southpaw hasn’t fought in the cruiserweight division since last November. WBA even ordered a fight between him and Denis Lebedev some time ago, but nobody knows why the World Boxing Association is still not taking his belt.