Usyk now awaits his next opponent, which will be the winner of the September 30 fight between WBC titleholder Mairis Briedis (22-0, 18 KO) and Mike Perez (22-2-1, 14 KO).
One of the most exciting developments gets underway this weekend with the start of the World Boxing Super Series. it is the cruiserweights who get us underway on Saturday night as WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk takes on the long-reigning former champion Marco Huck in Berlin.
The first bout of the tournament, Usyk vs Huck Fight is described as having ‘post-fight on-demand coverage’ and there appears to be no live coverage on television.
World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight schedule
Sep 9 – Oleksandr Usyk vs Marco Huck Boxing – Max-Schmelling-Halle, Berlin (WBO cruiserweight title)
Sep 23 – Yunier Dorticos v Dmitry Kudryashov – Alamodrome, San Antonio (WBA regular cruiserweight title)
Sep 30 – Mairis Briedis v Mike Perez – Arena Riga, Riga (WBC cruiserweight title)
TBD – Murat Gassiev v Krzystof Wlodarczyk – TBD (IBF cruiserweight title)
Semi Final 1 – Usyk/Huck v Briedis/Perez
Semi Final 2 – Gassiev/Wlodarczyk v Dorticos/Kudryashov
World Boxing Super Series Super Middleweight schedule
Sep 16 – Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Oct 7 – Chris Eubank Jr v Avni Yildirim – Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart (IBO super middleweight title)
Oct 14 – George Groves v Jamie Cox – Wembley Arena, London (WBA super middleweight title)
TBD – Jurgen Braehmer v Rob Brant – TBD
Semi Final 1 – Groves/Cox v Eubank Jr/Yildirim
Semi Final 2 – Smith/Skoglund v Braehmer/Brant
Now, without wasting any more time, I will quickly jump on to the Usyk vs Huck Boxen live telecast details.
ITV have secured exclusive rights to the World Boxing Super Series and will be showing the fights across ITV Box Office, ITV4 and the ITV Hub.
Which channels the fights will fall on will depend on the results in the early rounds, however, ITV have confirmed channels for some of the first fights.