Oleksandr Usyk To Postpone Heavyweight Debut

For fans anxiously awaiting the heavyweight debut of undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will have to wait a little bit longer. CBS Sports reported on Tuesday that Usyk has withdrawn from a scheduled May 25 showdown against Carlos Takam of France due to injury. Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas made the announcement via Twitter. The card was to include recent DAZN signee Devin Haney vs. Antonio Moran and a title fight between women’s super lightweight champion Jessica McCaskill vs Anahi Ester Sanchez. No word if the card will continue without Usyk according to Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.

[Video] Alexander Povetkin KO’s Carlos Takam In 10

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – In a fight that was fairly even heading into deep water, Alexander Povetkin pulled out a victory by knocking out Carlos Takam in the 10th round to retain the WBC silver heavyweight title. Over the course of the rounds, Povetkin managed to find his way inside using where he launched and connected with hooks and uppercuts. Takam, on the other hands attempted to command from the outside and found some success with connecting to Povetkin’s body. Ultimately it was those very punches, the hook and the uppercut, utilized by Povetkin that would bring Takam’s demise. After throwing big wild punches, Povetkin went back inside where he found success early in the fight…

Pascal vs. Bute Lead off New Year Of HBO Championship Boxing

HBO BOXING® JOURNEYS TO MONTREAL FOR A COMPELLING SHOWDOWN WHEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®:  JEAN PASCAL VS. LUCIAN BUTE ELEIDER ALVAREZ VS. THOMAS OOSTHUIZEN MIKE PEREZ VS. CARLOS TAKAM IS SEEN SATURDAY, JAN. 18 American fight fans will see the biggest bout in Canadian boxing history when the action-packed tripleheader WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: JEAN PASCAL VS. LUCIAN BUTE, ELEIDER ALVAREZ VS. THOMAS OOSTHUIZEN AND MIKE PEREZ VS. CARLOS TAKAM is presented SATURDAY, JAN. 18 at 10:15 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Bell Centre in Montreal, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports team will call all the action, presented in HDTV and in Spanish on HBO Latino. Other HBO playdates: Jan. 19 (8:30 a.m.) and 21 (midnight) HBO2 playdates:…