Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13 KO) was scheduled to face Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KO) on October 13 (AEST) at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Il. The contest fell off after his VADA test showed an adverse finding. “The King of the Ring” denied any use of PED. He was however replaced by Chazz Witherspoon (38-3, 29 KO).
On Saturday Spong made a post in social media advising that his last sample for all prohibited substances taken on October 2 came back negative. He stated that he was a “clean fighter and the previous results were inaccurate or manipulated,” via Instagram.
? Just received word from VADA that my 3rd and last urine sample taken on Oct 2nd was NEGATIVE for all prohibited substances. As I’ve said all along, I’m a clean fighter and the previous results were inaccurate or… https://t.co/eULoYBwUGK
— TyroneSpong (@Tyrone_spong) October 12, 2019
“Just received word from VADA that my 3rd and last urine sample taken on Oct 2nd was NEGATIVE for all prohibited substances. As I’ve said all along, I’m a clean fighter and the previous results were inaccurate or manipulated. Who is responsible for this? It’s shameful that I’ve been robbed of the opportunity. His team knew I was a very big risk and could hurt him and needed a way out to avoid total embarrassment. I’ve been wronged and I’m pissed off. I’m willing to get on a plane tonight and step in the ring tomorrow night and f**k sh*t up!!”
Tyrone Spong is unbeaten in all of his pro-boxing outings. He won 13 out of 14 bouts by way of KO/TKO. In his previous bout late August he stopped Jeyson Minda in the second round. Before that he took a split decision against Ytalo Perea.
His last kickboxing bout was in April 2014 against former K-1 fellow Gokhan Saki at GLORY Kickboxing 15 in Istanbul, where he suffered a broken shin in the first round of the light heavyweight Grand Prix. Prior to that the Surinamese competitor was ridding the ten-fight win streak including the wins against Saulo Cavalari, Nathan Corbett, Danyo Illunga, among others. In addition he recorded 2-0 in MMA with a unanimous decision against Angel DeAnda and the first-round KO of Travis Bartlett.