By Barry Holbrook: Dereck ‘Delboy’ Chisora must take it to the highly skilled pound-for-pound fighter Oleksandr Usyk and make it horrible for him if he’s to win on October 31st, says British promoter, Eddie Hearn. Chisora, 36, has no chance of beating Usyk by boxing him and matching his skills. That won’t work for Chisora, and he knows that. He’s got to take the fight to Usyk, not let him breathe, and try and land a big shot to knock him out.
WBO heavyweight mandatory Usyk, 33, and Chisora will be shown live on DAZN in the United States and on Sky Box Office in the K this Saturday from the Wembley Arena in London, England. There won’t be fans present for the Usyk-Chisora fight because of the COViD-19 precautions, but Usyk isn’t worried about it. He points out that he’s fought many times in front of small crowds during his amateur days not long ago.
This is the potential to watch one of the greatest fighters of our generation, and if Delboy can do it, it’ll be one of the greatest wins by a British heavyweight potentially ever, said Eddie Hearn on social media. I think Delboy is a massive underdog in the fight, but you know what? Behind closed doors, it throws up some weird stuff.
One thing is for sure, Delboy has the engine to go in for 12 rounds against anybody, but he is going to get hit at angles he didn’t know existed. But I tell you, Delboy has worked hard for this fight, said Hearn. The only chance that Chisora has to beat Usyk is to put it on him from the first bell and not let him get a breather. Chisora might not have the proper cardio to fight at the pace that he needs to beat Usyk without tiring, and there’s not much he can do about that.