Press Release: By DAZN – CHICAGO, October 11, 2019 – Ahead of Saturday’s stacked card at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, and live around the world on DAZN, all of the fighters successfully tipped the scales just steps away from where all of the action will unfold tomorrow night.
|Credit: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing USA|
“Fight Season” on DAZN continues with an action-packed card which features the heavyweight debut of former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 11 KOs) against seasoned veteran Chazz Witherspoon (38-3, 29 KOs), who replaced Tyrone Spong following a positive drug test earlier this week. In the co-main event of the evening, Russia’s Dmitry Bivol (16-0, 11 KOs) will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight Title against Lenin Castillo (20-2-1, 15 KOs) of the Dominican Republic. Kicking off the main broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on DAZN, WBC and WBA World Female Super Lightweight titlist Jessica McCaskill (7-2, 3 KOs) of Chicago will meet Erica Farias (26-3, 10 KOs) of Argentina in a rematch of their hotly-contested fight which highlighted the first DAZN event in Chicago a year ago.
The three-fight preliminary card starts on DAZN at 7 p.m. ET and features three undefeated rising prospects in separate bouts. Charles Conwell (10-0, 7 KOs), Anthony Sims, Jr. (19-0, 17 KOs) and Arthur Biyarslanov (4-0, 4 KOs) will showcase their elite abilities in front of the packed crowd on the Chicago’s South Side.
Below are the official weights for the entire fight card.
Heavyweight Fight (12 Rounds)
Oleksandr Usyk – 215 lbs.
Chazz Witherspoon – 242 lbs.
WBA World Light Heavyweight Title Fight – 175 lbs. (12 Rounds)
Dmitry Bivol – 174.3 lbs.
Lenin Castillo – 175 lbs.
WBC & WBA World Female Super Lightweight Title Fight – 140 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Jessica McCaskill – 138.7 lbs.
Erica Farias – 138.1 lbs.
Super Lightweight Fight – 140 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Arthur Biyarslanov – 137 lbs.
Tyrome Jones – 136 lbs.
Super Middleweight Fight – 168 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Anthony Sims, Jr. – 169 lbs.
Morgan Fitch – 157.5 lbs.
Super Welterweight Fight – 154 lbs. (10 Rounds)
Charles Conwell – 153.8 lbs.
Patrick Day – 153.7 lbs
Super Bantamweight Fight – 126 lbs. (8 Rounds)
TJ Doheny - 124 lbs.
Jesus Martinez – 124 lbs.
Welterweight Fight – 147 lbs. (4 Rounds)
Summer Lynn – 147 lbs.
Jenna Thompson – 147 lbs.
Super Welterweight Fight – 152 lbs.
Reshat Mati – 151 lbs.
Norfleet Stitts – 150.5 lbs.
Junior Lightweight Fight – 130 lbs. (6 Rounds)
Otha Jones III – 129 lbs.
Eric Manriquez – 130 lbs.
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DAZN is the largest global sports streaming platform in the world. Since launching in 2016, DAZN has expanded across four continents with the app currently available for download in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Japan and Brazil. In the U.S., DAZN has made its mark as an attractive alternative to pay-per-view within the combat sports industry. The platform features big fights from Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series and Combate Americas, all for one affordable price, on any device - including smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN also features live MLB action each day of the season with its new daily show, ChangeUp. The much-anticipated daily program The Pat McAfee Show launched in September.
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Usyk vs Witherspoon takes place on Saturday, October 12th at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. The card can be seen on digital sports streaming network DAZN in the United States and several international countries beginning at 7PM ET/4PM PT. (U.S. Time)
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