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Hearn Wonders How Usyk Will Do Under Heavy Fire From Chisora

Promoter Eddie Hearn wonders if Oleksandr Usyk will be able to withstand the incoming firepower from heavyweight banger Derek Chisora.

This coming Saturday night, Usyk will take part in his second heavyweight contest when he faces Chisora at the SSE Arena in Wembley.

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Usyk made his heavyweight debut last year, when he stopped late replacement Chazz Witherspoon - but the Olympic gold medal winner was not overly impressive at the new weight.

And the contest was only his second fight since knocking out Tony Bellew in the fall of 2018.

At the moment Uysk is the WBO's mandatory challenger to unified world champion Anthony Joshua.

"What do we know about Usyk? Genius. Amazing footwork. Punch selection, timing, mental capacity What we don't know? How tough he is under heavyweight firepower. When he boxed Chazz Witherspoon [in his heavyweight debut last year] there were a few signs that he didn't like what was coming back. Witherspoon is nowhere near as good or fast as Chisora," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"There are a lot of questions for Usyk to answer at heavyweight but he is a genius who will go down as one of the greatest fighters of our generation."

At cruiserweight, Usyk unified the entire division and defeated every top contender at the weight. There was nothing left for him to do - except move up in weight to hunt for more gold.

 "This is the perfect test for Usyk. He is one of the greatest fighters of all time. He did everything at cruiserweight - he became undisputed champion and pound-for-pound king. Now he moves to heavyweight - we know that in the amateurs he boxed Joe Joyce so he has operated at that level. But with small gloves and 12 rounds? This is different," Hearn said.

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Comment by Laligalaliga on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=thack;20840764]Some people would watch Eddie Hearn arguing with his Mrs if Eddie was to put it on PPv ....clueless ![/QUOTE] You are just a sadist. Nothing Eddie does pleases you, even if he make AJ/fury next weekend, you still have…

Comment by deathofaclown on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;20842206]I was beginning to fall for the hype until I heard Eddie Hearn overhyping Del’s chances and I realised he’s just doing for Usyk what Bob Arum does for Crawford when he’s facing an Amir Khan.[/QUOTE] Of course Chisora has…

Comment by GlassJoey on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;20842048] Usyk is just an awful style for Chisora, that’s why they picked him.[/QUOTE] I was beginning to fall for the hype until I heard Eddie Hearn overhyping Del’s chances and I realised he’s just doing for Usyk what Bob…

Comment by TMLT87 on 10-27-2020

Its an interesting fight. Del Boy is not elite but hes at the kind of level where if you can beat him emphatically (and preferably stop him) then you're probably ready to mix it up with the top guys in…

Comment by deathofaclown on 10-27-2020

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;20840367]I thought his fight with Joe Joyce in WSB was with small gloves and no head guard? This would be an excellent fight if Chisora didn’t have a history of being outboxed by skilful boxers[/QUOTE] Indeed If someone like Kabayel…

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