The former undisputed cruiserweight champion was due to face the Brit in his first test at heavyweight on May 23, but the bout was of course postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. No new date has yet been solidified for the fight and the Ukrainian is making a public push to ensure that fans remain interested.
He previously posted an amusing video of himself running on a beach while shouting Chisora’s name. After this went viral, he’s now followed it up with another message to the Brit in broken English, this time while canoeing. Promoter Eddie Hearn teased late last month that Usyk vs Chisora could land on October 31.
I had a phone call from Alex Krassyuk, who’s the co-promoter of Oleksandr Usyk saying, ‘Any news? We’re ready to go. They’re the phone calls we’re getting quite a lot at the moment. And the pressure mounts on us to come up with. Derek is training really hard. October 31st is the date we have penciled in for that fight.