• Sat, Oct 12, 2019

On Saturday, October 12 at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, USA Oleksandr «The Cat» Usyk will meet Tyrone «King of the Ring» Spong in a 12-round heavyweight fight.

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyrone Spong


The fight will not take place.
Tyrone Spong tests positive for clomiphene.

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Chazz Witherspoon
Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk
The Cat
Tyrone Spong
Tyrone Spong
King of the Ring
Country UkraineUkraine NetherlandsNetherlands
Age 32 age 34 age
Height 6′ 3″ (190 cm) 6′ 2″ (188 cm)
Reach 78″ (198 cm) 74½″ (189 cm)
Division heavyweight
(200+ lbs / 90,72+ kg)
(200+ lbs / 90,72+ kg)
Stance southpaw orthodox
WBC (in recess)

The Ring

WBC Latino

WBO Latino
Record 16 - 0 - 0
(12 KOs)
14 - 0 - 0
(13 KOs)
KO% 75% 92%

Date and Time

The fight night will begin on Saturday, October 12 at 4 p.m. (Chicago).


The professional boxing match will be held at the Wintrust Arena, Chicago, USA.

On which TV channel can I watch the live broadcast of the fight Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyrone Spong?

Usyk vs. Spong Video Preview

Who is fighting on the undercard on Sat, Oct 12, 2019?

Division Boxer №1 Boxer №2 Notes
heavyweight (200+ lbs) Oleksandr Usyk Tyrone Spong
light heavyweight (175 lbs) Dmitry Bivol Lenin Castillo For WBA (Regular) title
super lightweight (140 lbs) Jessica McCaskill Erica Anabella Farias For WBC Female and WBA Female titles
super welterweight (154 lbs) Charles Conwell Patrick Day For USBA title
super featherweight (130 lbs) Josh Hernandez Giovanni Mioletti
super middleweight (168 lbs) Anthony Sims Jr Morgan Fitch
super featherweight (130 lbs) Otha Jones III Eric Manriquez
super lightweight (140 lbs) Movladdin Biyarslanov Javier Martinez
super welterweight (154 lbs) Reshat Mati TBA
welterweight (147 lbs) Jenna Johlin Thompson Summer Lynn
Oleksandr «The Cat» Usyk

Oleksandr «The Cat» Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk is a Ukrainian professional boxer.

Usyk remains undefeated as a professional.

The last fight of Oleksandr Usyk took place on November 10, 2018 against Tony BellewTony Bellew.
Usyk won by technical knockout (TKO).

Professional boxing record

  • Total fights: 16
  • Wins: 16
  • Wins by KO: 12
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0
Tyrone Spong

After achieving most of my goals as a kick boxer and becoming one of the most decorated champions in the history of the sport, I wanted to test myself in the difficult and challenging sport of boxing.
I have worked tirelessly during the last three years and now have the opportunity to prove my worth as a boxer against perhaps the best pound for pound, and most technically sound boxer in the World.
Some may think the challenge may be too difficult, but I believe in myself, and look forward to being victorious on October 12.

- Tyrone Spong,
former It's Showtime 95MAX world champion (kickboxing)

Oleksandr «The Cat» Usyk Highlights

Tyrone «King of the Ring» Spong

Tyrone «King of the Ring» Spong

Tyrone Spong is a Netherlandic professional boxer.

Spong remains undefeated as a professional.

The last fight of Tyrone Spong took place on August 31, 2019 against Jeyson Minda.
Spong won by knockout (KO).

Professional boxing record

  • Total fights: 14
  • Wins: 14
  • Wins by KO: 13
  • Losses: 0
  • Draws: 0
Oleksandr Usyk

Spong is a fast and powerful heavyweight who has had much success in the ring.
I must come through this test to challenge for the world heavyweight title. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

- Oleksandr Usyk,
former undisputed cruiserweight champion

Tyrone «King of the Ring» Spong Highlights

Latest Odds

  • Usyk to win: 1/25
  • Spong to win: 12/1
  • Draw: 50/1


Oskar Gundersen
Who will win: Usyk or Spong?

Finally, the name of the next rival Oleksandr Usyk is announced. Usyk spent his last fight almost a year ago - he defeated Briton Tony Bellew by technical knockout.
Usyk's rival is the legend of kickboxing and Thai boxing Tyrone Spong, who switched to professional boxing in 2015.
Oleksandr is younger, taller than his rival, he has longer arms, he is a very uncomfortable left-hander, whose work style is difficult to adapt to, but this is his first fight in heavyweight and it is not known how well his injured biceps healed.
Usyk is also considered a technical, but not a striking boxer, while Spong has a crushing blow from the right hand: 13 of 14 boxing fights ended by knockout.

Nevertheless, I think that Usyk’s skill level is much higher, he will be able to impose his fighting style on Spong, shoot him with jabs at a distance, constantly move, not allowing him to aim for a knockout blow, and ultimately win by unanimous decision.

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sports editor

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