From Tim Royner: Eddie Hearn Affirms he has an agreement between Oleksander Usyk and Carlos Takam to face each other Second in a Struggle on DAZN on May 17 or May 18. By now, the Usyk-Takam struggle is tentatively scheduled for May 18. However, Hearn is believing of potentially moving the struggle May 17 in order for it not to bump up against the might 18 struggle between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale on Showtime Championship Boxing, Hearn told IFL TV.
That is an interesting fight between both Olympic gold medalists. It’s unclear how many fights Usyk will soon be shooting heavy weight before Hearn matches him against IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua. This ’therefore the struggle that Usyk have moved up in weight to take. He would like to overcome Joshua, and merge the division. Maybe it doesn’t matter how many tune-up struggles Usyk takes, because he’will be more over-matched as it has to do with the size. Together with Usyk’s goal being to take on the giant 6’5, 5 ″ Joshua and 6’7″ Wilderit would be better for him to be matched against taller heavy weights. Takam and Povetkin are both on the brief side in the 6’2″, and so they ’re no where near as huge as Joshua and Wilder.
Usyk, 32, is moving upward against the cruiserweight division where he’s lately merged in winning all of those names. Hearn maintained Usyk busy with a struggle last November against former WBC champion Tony Bellew, that Usyk ceased in the 8th around in a exciting struggle in Manchester.
Takam was more competitive in every three of those struggles. He was beating Chisora throughout the first seven rounds before becoming stopped in the 8th around last July. Takam gave Joshua he can handle before being discontinued in the 10th round.
Usyk has got the relevant abilities and the liberty to maintain Takam from shooting his bigshots. It may possibly be interesting if Takam is able to connect to his or her cries. He’s got adequate power, and now he ’s capable of throwing plenty of shots. This ’therefore exactly what Takam is famous for. Five decades ago, Takam beat Tony Thompson by a 12 round unanimous decision within an one-sided struggle. In Takam’s next struggle, he was stopped by Povetkin from the 10th round. Takam caught Povetkin when he was fighting a high point, and he wasn’unable to handle his boxing skill, combination punching and his ability. When those two were to face eachother now, it may possibly be a toss up.