Usyk prepares for 'WAR'
History-making undisputed world cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0) will have his second fight at heavyweight against in-form, hard-hitting, experienced Derek Chisora (32-9).
BBN have provided all the details you need to know about the Ukraine vs England battle:
The bout takes place on May 23, 2020, which is the same day in history that Bonnie and Clyde were killed - will this clash end in a shootout too?
It takes place at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London.
12 three-minute championship rounds at heavyweight.
There are no titles on the line, but a WBO world heavyweight title shot at reigning champion Anthony Joshua awaits the winner.
UK fight fans can expect Usyk and Chisora to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT) on Saturday night, but boxing events are often subject to delays.
Coverage for Usyk-Chisora starts live on Sky Sports Facebook at 6pm, then live on Sky Sports Box Office from 7pm live, and DAZN in the US
You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch
There is one other way that you can watch if you are not a Sky TV customer, or if you are just out and about on Saturday night by simply finding a suitable pub that is showing the event by visiting pubfinder.sky.com
Sky Sports Box Office price is £19.95.
Tickets for Usyk vs. Chisora are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £400 and £800 (VIP).
The undercard is yet to be announced, but you can bet that it will be filled with big names and fights, as some fans are a bit miffed that Chisora, considered by many as a gatekeeper rather than a contender, is considered as Box Office worthy.
Everything you ever need to know about Usyk v Chisora HERE
Press Conference Quotes
Oleksandr Usyk: “I am very happy to be back here and I really hope that this fight will take place. He’s a really big guy and he hits hard. I will train hard and I will be in the best shape for this fight and I tell you once again, I love boxing very much, I love to box.”
Dereck Chisora: “I am fighting one of the best fighters out there! The guy knows how to box and I can’t get sparring partners who can box like him. I will chuck whatever I can chuck. I want to take his golden ticket and I want to take what he has and make it mine. I think the way he wins this fight is by knocking me out but that is not going to happen because I am going to keep coming. The guy has good foot movement and if I box his way, he is going to win it. I just need to land a couple of punches to slow him down and it is going to be an exciting fight. I will step in them ropes, bite down on the gumshield and catch this man.”
Chisora has been talking about a fight with Usyk for an entire year now. The Londoner's confidence is sky-high having won all his fights during 2019. Nine of his last 10 wins have come by knockout, so the 36-year-old, Zimbabwe-born heavyweight, currently managed by former rival David Haye, has spiteful power in both hands and is dangerous all fight.
He is a former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion. As an amateur, he won the ABAs and the Four Nations, but his accomplishments are considerably dwarfed by his illustrious opponent, who won 335 from 350 amateur fights!
An Olympic gold medallist, unbeaten in the World Series Boxing, which included a win over Joe Joyce in 2013, now undefeated in the pro ranks, Usyk is an elite-level, formidable force in world boxing. The 33-year-old southpaw became the first ever cruiserweight to hold all four world titles when he won the World Boxing Super Series in 2018. He defended all four of those belts four months later to Tony Bellew in Manchester and won via eighth-round stoppage.
The man has done everything asked of him and more, and now he aims to conquer the world at heavyweight, which, if successful, could place him amongst the all-time greats.
Usyk stands at 6ft 3" with a 78" reach, which is an advantage to Chisora's 6ft 1" height and 74" reach. However, the Finchley fighter weighed 260lbs for his last fight with David Price, whereas the Ukrainian has never been above 215lbs before.
He has an impressive 7-0, 3KOs record in world title fights and has defeated five world champions already in his 17-fight career. Chisora has fought once for a world title and lost unanimously to Vitali Klitschko in 2012.
When it comes to experience in the paid game, Chisora comes up trumps with 12 years, 41 bouts and 256 rounds under his belt, compared to Usyk's seven years, 17 bouts and 132 rounds.
'Delboy' has lost nine fights in total, whereas Usyk hasn't tasted defeat since 2011 in the amateurs.
Matt Marsh (British super-bantamweight champion): "Usyk is going to do damage in the heavyweight division and he is starting off with a good win with Derek Chisora - a late stoppage for me."
Check out all the predictions for Uysk vs Chsiora HERE
Betting Odds Supplied by 888Sport
Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora
12x3 Heavyweight contest