Usyk vs Takam @Boxing live stream
Usyk vs Takam @Boxing live stream

“This is the ultimate challenge and it begins on May 25, 2019 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.”

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Usyk was crowned Ring Magazine Boxer of the Year 2018 after becoming the undisputed world champion at cruiserweight, winning the World Boxing Super Series in July.

Usyk vs Takam @Boxing live stream
Usyk vs Takam @Boxing live stream

The unbeaten southpaw then took on Tony Bellew in his first and only defence of his four belts, knocking out the Liverpudlian in the first undisputed world title fight on British shores.

WATCH LIVE: USYK vs TAKAM LIVE

His move up to the top division has been long-awaited and the Ukrainian is relishing the opportunity to mix it with some of the biggest names in the sport.

“Usyk has accomplished everything in the cruiserweight division – I am prepared to invite him to the new universe of heavyweight boxing,” said Takam.

“I can guarantee that this will be an incredible battle and I will give Usyk a tremendous test on his Heavyweight debut. I have colossal aspirations of my own in the division and this battle will give me the opportunity to demonstrate that.”

The battle will be appeared on Sky Sports and feature an undercard at the Washington club, which has 3,000 individuals.