Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyrone Spong - October 12th 2019

Uysk vs. Spong Winner and How?

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Jun 6, 2013
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I feel bad for Spong. So much potential, but his management team sucks, and they probably jumped at this "way too soon" chance for the spotlight out of desperation.

This is the kind of thing that destroys promising careers.

I definitely give Spong a chance, but not a good one.
 
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I feel bad for Spong. So much potential, but his management team sucks, and they probably jumped at this "way too soon" chance for the spotlight out of desperation.

This is the kind of thing that destroys promising careers.

I definitely give Spong a chance, but not a good one.
The irony is Sprong is actually 2 years older than Usyk.
 
Jun 6, 2013
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The irony is Sprong is actually 2 years older than Usyk.

Wow, that's unbelievable!

Still, it doesn't change the fact that this is way too big a step. Maybe they figure, it's now or never.
Plus Spong certainly does have a small chance of catching Usyk and putting him away.
But the likely outcome is obvious.
 
Jun 1, 2013
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Sprong's got really nice fast hands but doesn't move his exposed chin and over relies on his feet to get him out of trouble. Uysk will stalk him and slow him down for six rounds, then pull the trigger more in the last six. Uysk by stoppage in the 8th.
 
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Dec 12, 2015
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Spong has been training with Pedro Diaz since forever but I don't really see it in his fights. He packs a punch though so Usyk better be careful.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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Why do Matchroom feel the need to take Usyk back about 3 levels?

This is a shit fight for both fighters.

Crap, negligent matchmaking.
 
Jul 24, 2012
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Don't know too much about Spong but he looks like he has an absolutely murderous overhand right.

Most of the fights on YT are kickboxing and MMA, Usyk has a far higher boxing ability but he better steer clear of that right hand or we could see a crazy upset.
 
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FWIW this is Spong's second to last fight, from 2018.
I think I time stamped it but if not, it starts at the 9:30 mark.
Note how he gets rocked by the first left hook that lands and again by that jab that follows seconds later. He gets hurt again a bit later @ 1:47.
Dude can bang but seems pretty chinny. Honestly Usyk with his experience, skills and ring intelligence should have a field day.