Monday, 13 March 2017
Usyk to defend against Hunter jr, April 8th..
Usyk made history when he became the quickest fighter to capture a version of the world cruiserweight title when he beat Krzysztof Glowacki last September in just his 10th outing, just 2 years 10 months since turning pro. Oleksandr made a first defence in his American debut last December, stopping Thabiso Mchunu in 9 rounds..
It's a huge ask of the 28 year old Californian, but its a nothing to lose opportunity that Hunter can't afford to turn down, Usyk is possibly the most avoided cruiserweight around, and with good reason.. But Fortune favours the brave, it's an intriguing bout.
The April 8th, Sosa v Lomachenko and Usyk v Hunter card will be televised on HBO from the MGM National harbour, Oxon Hill, Maryland..