Spong Tests Positive, Usyk Gets New Opponent
After Tyrone Spong was found to have Clomiphene, an ingredient in common female fertility prescription medication, Oleksandr Usyk was left without an opponent for this Saturday night in Chicago.
While Spong is claiming it is a conspiracy to keep him from ruining the former undisputed cruiserweight champion’s perfect record, the WADA test showed a positive “A” sample, and now leaves the fighter out and Chazz Witherspoon in as the opponent for Usyk inside the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.
The 38-year-old fighter gets the biggest opportunity of his career on Saturday night, as he looks to topple one of the most hyped cruiserweights in some time in their heavyweight debut.“I can’t wait to face Usyk in Chicago,” said Witherspoon. “I have been in training ready for a big fight, and it doesn’t get bigger than this. Oleksandr is stepping up to Heavyweight – and he’s going to find out that it’s a totally different game.
“I’ve won my last eight fights and I really feel that I’ve been waiting in the wings for a huge opportunity like this and I am going to put every ounce of myself into the fight on this massive stage.”
Spong was pulled Wednesday after the Illinois State Athletic Commission refused to give Spong a license due to adverse findings in two of the fighter’s urine samples.