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Oleksandr Usyk was barbarous in his very first fight as a heavyweight, forcing Chazz Witherspoon to retire after the round.
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The quick hands and feet of the Usyk were a nightmare for the Witherspoon at Chicago, before his rival couldnt continue and then he landed punches at will.
The success was a staged introduction from the heavyweight division for Usyk, who last season became the undisputed cruiserweight champion by winning the World Boxing Super Series. He signalled his intention to eventually become only the boxer ever to add a heavyweight world title to cruiserweight gold.
Usyk was two and a half stone lighter than his competitor, and it showed, but it also gave his speed that is extra since he glided in and out of scope.
His left hand in the southpaw stance started to slip through Witherspoons guard of finding his timing, after a couple of rounds.
Witherspoon, a 38-year-old who arrived at a few days notice to replace Tyrone Spong, strove to thunder counter punches that were large and even though he did occasionally catch Usyk, he might never discourage him.
The movement of usyk started to drown Witherspoon who just couldnt maintain. The Allied was able to land shots will in the round. The referee considered quitting the fight here, but didnt behave.
From the Usyk hunted for its knockout, landing on a barrage of shots. Witherspoon couldnt catch up, and also remained erect but wilted back into his stool.
Usyk retains his position as the mandatory challenger into the WBO title that Andy Ruiz Jr will shield against Anthony Joshua on December 7, now live on Sky Sports Box Office. Following year usyk expects to dispute the winner.

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