British promoter Eddie Hearn named the new possible date of the bout between Alexander Usyk and Derek Chisora. Boxers were to meet on May 23 in London, but due to quarantine the fight was cancelled. But now Matchroom Boxing reported that the athletes have agreed on a new date of fight – October 31. The fight is likely to be held at the O2 arena in London.
Ukrainian super heavyweight Alexander Usyk will earn for the long-awaited fight against Derek Chisora two and a half times less than the British.
At what time Derek Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk fight?
The fight time is October 31, 2020
Where is the fight expected to take place?
O2 Arena, London, UK
How many wins and losses does Chisora have?
Derek Chisora has 32 wins (23 of them in KOs) and 9 loss.
How many wins and losses does Usyk have?
Oleksandr Usyk has 17 wins (13 of them in KOs) and 0 losses
Oleksandr Usyk is heavily favored over Dereck Chisora according to the boxing odds. Usyk has a winning probability of 88.8% against Chisora.
Dereck Chisora: “I’m ready for you. I’ve been ready for you all year. It’s my home turf and after such a tough year for everyone, I’m going to give the British public the Halloween party they deserve and finally get revenge for my boy Tony Bellew!”
Chisora has specific relations with Ukrainian boxers. Once the British had a conflict with the Klitschko brothers, but in the ring he met only with Vitali. Expected result of that fight was left to the Ukrainian. Chisora often went to the key fights for himself, but repeatedly lost them – to Tyson Fury, David Hay, Kubrat Pulev and Dillian Whyte.
Despite his defeats, Chisora remains optimistic and not psychologically broken, and his sharp tongue allows Derek to stay in the public eye all the time, as the public can’t help but like his tricks. No matter how much this guy loses, he only returns to the ring stronger and angrier. To tell you the truth, Chisora’s career could have been more successful, but laxity and poor preparation for the fights are the main reason for at least half of the losses. Once upon a time, he had no equal talent in heavyweight. By the age of 36 Derek had 41 fights in the ring – 32 victories (23 KOs) and 9 defeats.
Oleksandr Usyk: “As a cruiserweight, I reached the highest heights as undisputed Champion and now I am following the same path as a heavyweight. I need to test myself against world class heavyweights on my new road to undisputed and Derek stands in front of me. Many people say that Derek is a monster, but deep down he is a kind man. I don’t expect to see that good side of him. I know that he wants to break me, but I am water, wind and fire all together. Dereck Chisora, I am coming for you.”
A 33-year-old Ukrainian moved into heavyweight only last October. In the first match, Oleksandr beated Chazz Witherspoon ahead of schedule. Given the level of his opponent, nobody expected any other outcome. In 2013-2018 Usyk was boxing in the cruiserweights, where he became the absolute world champion. Weighing up to 90.7 kg, Oleksandr in the course of his professional career beated many strong athletes: Michael Hunter, Mairis Briedis, Krzysztof Glowacki, Thabiso Mchunu, Murat Gassiev, Marco Huck and Tony Bellew. The opposition was really serious, but Usyk won all his 17 fights (13 KOs).
In heavyweight the Ukrainian is prophesied a great future – in terms of endurance, legwork and speed Oleksandr looks better than any top boxer in this weight class. Usyk has modest dimensions (armspan – 198 cm, height – 191 cm), but his combat weight is 97 kg and will certainly increase.
The Ukrainian sportsman, as the game promoter clarified a some time ago, is being currently undergoing a rehabilitation process from an elbow injury that Oleksandr received during the training. Usyk doesn’t want to risk his health and get the problem in the future, that’s why in the attempt to dispose it the bout had been postponed till the late spring.
Usyk’s movement and hand speed will be too difficult for Chisora to deal with. Usyk is a very intelligent fighter who likes to work out his opponent in the early stages of fights, ultimately we feel Usyk will slowly ware Chisora down and will either get a late stoppage or cruise to a decision on fight night.
Derek Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk Prediction
Among the Briton’s advantages are a strong kick, the ability to shorten the distance, variability in attacks and high speed. If you think globally, Chisora and Usyk are quite different athletes who are in different leagues. We will trying to figure out why the Ukrainian will win this fight. British boxer Derek Chisora expects to knock out Oleksandr Usyk, but claims that he has no hatred for his opponent.
- Chisora has endurance problems – in the second half of the battle he would have less strength;
- Usyk will be ideally prepared functionally, and after the match equator the fight will be one-sided: Oleksandr will just beat the British, and the latter will try not to fall down in return;
- The Ukrainian has no knockout punch in his arsenal, so his victory will probably not be early.
Usyk will be lighter but he will make up for it with his technique and speed. He will also have a four-inch reach advantage which will help him download Chisora’s patterns for the first few rounds and then use his immaculate timing and movement to pick him apart and unleash his power for a potential late finish.
Winner Prediction: Usyk via KO/TKO