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Haye Expects Chisora To Fight Better With Usyk Than He Did With Klitschko

Back in 2012 in Munich, Derek Chisora made an attempt to capture the WBC heavyweight title from dominant champion Viatli Klitschko.

Chisora lost a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision, but he gained a lot of respect as he was able to take everything Klitschko threw his way. Klitschko was well known for his hard punches, but couldn't put a dent into Chisora.

That fight was best known for the post-fight press conference, when Chisora and David Haye were involved in a violent brawl. They would eventually end up facing each other, with Haye winning by knockout in five rounds.


Ironically, the two are now close business partners - as Haye manages Chisora's career.

And, Chisora is going to fight Klitschko's countryman, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who is taking part in only his second fight in the heavyweight division.

The fight was scheduled to take place this month in Manchester, but it was pushed back due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

There is no concrete information on when or where that contest will take place.

Haye believes Chisora is a much better fighter now than he was back in 2012 against Klitschko.

"Derek boxed really well," Haye told Sky Sports. "He put the pressure on Vitali, who never hurt Derek.

"Derek forced the fight and did well. He lost, but it was a spirited effort that he got a lot of credit for.

"The Derek of today is fitter and more disciplined. At the time he was unruly, did whatever he wanted, but didn't live the life of a consummate professional. He was just tough enough, slapping and spitting."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oshio on 05-13-2020

This will be Usyk first test at the HW and with Chisora anything can happen

Comment by atomicsad on 05-12-2020

Expecting a good fight.

Comment by 'b' on 05-12-2020

I swear people are writing off what Chisora brings to the table, we will see... [QUOTE=alexjust;20560353]Usyk's size is his only disadvantage, which Chisora must capitalize on in a dog fight. It's not like his game plan is to actually outbox…

Comment by johnnycontrolet on 05-12-2020

Klitschko injured his shoulder in the 3rd round and had to undergo surgery the next day in Munich - the only reason why Chisora wasn‘t knocked out.

Comment by alexjust on 05-12-2020

[QUOTE=1hourRun;20560021]That English-Bum Del-Boy got washed by Vitali, who was way past his best days in the sport. Klitschko went on to fight one more time and retired. Its 2020, not 2012. Oleksandr Usyk is in his prime, watch out Del-Boy![/QUOTE]…

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