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Hunter Signs Promotional Deal with Matchroom Boxing USA Las Vegas Heavyweight Back on May 25th on Usyk / Takam Undercard As He Eyes Big Names in 2019!

(April 10th) Michael Hunter has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing USA.

 

Hunter (16-1 11KOs) has impressed at Heavyweight having moved up in weight following a World title clash with pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk in April 2017 – claiming four wins on the trot, with impressive stoppages over Martin Bakole in London in October and then Alexander Ustinov in Monte Carlo in December.

 

Victory over former World title challenger Ustinov landed Hunter the WBA International strap, and he sits at #12 in the WBA rankings, higher still with the IBF at #10.

 

The 30 year old Las Vegas man will return to action on May 25 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland against an opponent to be announced tomorrow, and ‘The Bounty’ cannot wait to get back in the ring and continue his rise in the rankings as he hunts down the big names.

 

“I am delighted to have signed this deal with Matchroom Boxing USA,” said Hunter. “I want to thank Eddie Hearn for the opportunity and I cannot wait to showcase my skills live on DAZN.

 

“I have proved already that I can be a force at Heavyweight with four wins since moving up a year ago, and I feel ready to test myself against the World title contenders to prove that I can win a World title. There are some great fights out there to be made and I am prepared to take on anyone”

 

“I am delighted to welcome Michael to the Matchroom Boxing USA stable,” said Hearn. “The Heavyweight scene is hotter than ever, and Michael is a dangerous proposition for anyone at the weight.

 

“Michael will be back in action on May 25 and then looking to put his name in the mix for massive fights in 2019.”

 

Tickets are priced at $40, $80, $150 and $250 (plus fees) and go on pre-sale at 10am ET tomorrow (Wednesday April 10) using the following pre-sale codes USYK, TAKAM and MBUSA just (click here)

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10am ET on Thursday April 11 via Ticketmaster just (click here)

Tickets On Sale for Usyk vs Takam - Pound-for-Pound Star Makes Heavyweight Bow in Maryland May 25th!

(April 9th) Tickets for the Heavyweight debut of pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk against Carlos Takam on Saturday May 25 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland LIVE on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK, go on pre-sale tomorrow morning at 10am ET.

 

Undisputed Cruiserweight king Usyk (16-0 12KOs) made the move to Heavyweight following his domination of the Cruiserweight division over the last 18 months, winning the inaugural World Boxing Super Series and then bowing out at 200lbs with a KO win over Tony Bellew in Manchester, England.

 

The Ukrainian hero begins his assault on the Heavyweight division with a tough test against rugged French-Cameroonian Takam (36-5-1 28KOs), the former World title challenger heading into the clash on the back of a return to winning ways with a KO win at The O2 in London, England in December, the same venue he shared a fight of the year contender with Dereck Chisora in July.

 

Tickets are priced at $40, $80, $150 and $250 (plus fees) and go on pre-sale at 10am ET tomorrow (Wednesday April 10) using the following pre-sale codes USYK, TAKAM and MBUSA just (click here)

 

Tickets go on general sale at 10am ET on Thursday April 11 via Ticketmaster just (click here)

Undisputed Pound for Pound Star Oleksandr Usyk

Begins New Challenge and Make His Heavyweight Debut Against Carlos Takam LIVE on DAZN

from MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland!

(April 5th) Pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk will make his Heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, LIVE on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.

 

Usyk (16-0 12KOs) was the dominant force in the Cruiserweight division over the last 18 months, culminating with his commanding win over Murat Gassiev in July to become the undisputed World ruler and the winner of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series tournament in Gassiev’s Moscow home.

 

The unbeaten ruler waved goodbye to the division in style in November in Manchester where he KO’d Tony Bellew in the eighth round of their clash – a seventh straight World title triumph on the road for the 2012 Olympic gold medal hero.

 

The 32-year old’s bid to win World titles at Heavyweight will begin with a stern test against French-Cameroonian Takam (36-5-1 28KOs). Takam challenged Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA and IBO World titles in Cardiff, Wales in October 2017, taking the Briton ten rounds, and recently starred in a fight of the year contender with Dereck Chisora at The O2 in London, England in July 2018 – returning to that venue in December to register the 36th win of his career and 28th inside the distance.

 

“May 25 marks a major moment in my career when I move to the Heavyweight division,” said Usyk. “At Cruiserweight I did it all and became the undisputed champion and that is my goal now in the Heavyweights.

 

“This is the ultimate challenge and it begins on May 25 against Carlos Takam. It’s a tough first fight but I need to test myself against World class opposition on my new road to undisputed.”

 

“Usyk has achieved everything in the Cruiserweight division - I am ready to welcome him to the new world of Heavyweight boxing,” said Takam. “I can promise that this will be a great fight and I will provide Usyk with a huge test on his Heavyweight debut. I have huge ambitions of my own in the division and this fight will provide me with the chance to prove that.”

 

“The time has come for the ultimate challenge for Oleksandr Usyk,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “This pound-for-pound star had dominated the Cruiserweight division becoming undisputed champion after just 15 fights. Now he takes the daring leap to the land of the giants as he attempts to repeat his achievements in the Heavyweight division.

 

“Takam is the perfect test for the Heavyweight debut. A big strong, all action fighter who will welcome Usyk into the fold with a heavy arsenal - be ready for fireworks on May 25! I’m delighted to promote this outstanding fighter in America as DAZN start a magical period of Canelo vs. Jacobs, Usyk vs. Takam, Joshua vs. Miller and the return of GGG all in the space of two months – don’t miss it!”

 

“Usyk brings to Heavyweight his skills of the Olympic champion as well as his experience of the undisputed Cruiserweight champion,” said Alexander Krassyuk, general director of K2 Promotions. “He has got all he needs to pick up the heritage of the great brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, to unify the belts and to reign the division for many years. This journey starts on May 25 with Carlos Takam. Let us witness his story becoming the history.”

 

An announcement on the undercard will be made next week.

 

Tickets go on pre-sale on Wednesday and on general sale on Thursday – full ticket details will be released early next week.

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