Andrey Fedosov Next For Usyk? Or Maybe Tyrone Spong?

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It is according to Boxing Scene:

Apparently, the previously explored showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Andrey Fedosov will happen next.

Less than a week after previously declining an offer to face the unbeaten former World cruiserweight champ, Russia’s Fedosov and his team have reportedly agreed to terms for the fight, two sources with knowledge of such talks informed BoxingScene.com.

The bout—which marks Usky’s official heavyweight debut—will take place Oct. 12, streaming live on DAZN from Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. Representatives from Matchroom Boxing did not respond to a BoxingScene.com inquiry seeking comment or confirmation of the development.


https://www.boxingscene.com/andrey-fedosov-agrees-terms-usyk-fight--141879?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 
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I guess this is a WBO thing, since they have Usyk ranked at #1 (I'm sorry, but that's absurd) and Spong, incredibly, at #6.

It's a passable fight, IMO, though just barely. Spong is very aggressive & so it will surely be an entertaining fight.
Spong also has that Cuban training for Pedro Diaz, and although he's not a defensive master by any means, he will likley give Usyk a little trouble.

Still, Spong's incredibly-short reach, combined with Usyk's speed, footwork, and overall athleticism, do seem to make this a mis-match.

Well, a much better opponent than Fedosov, at least.
 
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DB Cooper

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Tyrone Spong's name is still being mentioned as a possibility for Aleksandr Usyk’s debut on October 12. Bryant Jennings another name getting a mention.
 
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Tyrone Spong's name is still being mentioned as a possibility for Aleksandr Usyk’s debut on October 12. Bryant Jennings another name getting a mention.
I'm not sure why they're looking at heavyweights which are barely dissimilar in size to the cruiserweights Usyk has beaten.
 

DB Cooper

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I'm not sure why they're looking at heavyweights which are barely dissimilar in size to the cruiserweights Usyk has beaten.
Yeah, interesting. Most fighters coming up to heavyweight would be best advised to do that, But Usyk is a different beast and having been granted mandatory status will soon have to contend with monsters. His best prep is probably to fight a monster now. Even a limited one.
 
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Yeah, interesting. Most fighters coming up to heavyweight would be best advised to do that, But Usyk is a different beast and having been granted mandatory status will soon have to contend with monsters. His best prep is probably to fight a monster now. Even a limited one.

Agreed.

I wonder who he's been sparring with lately?