With Oleksandr Usyk set to make his move to heavyweight following unifying all major titles at cruiserweight, Dereck Chisora goes on record saying that he’ll pose serious problems for everyone in the division.
Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) will make his heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KOs) on May 25th, and should he win his name is already being tossed around with unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua.
“Usyk will be a nightmare for everybody,” Chisora told SSN.
”The moment he puts his weight on, he will be a nightmare.
”He has the punching power and the boxing skills, his movement will kill most heavyweights.”
Chisora would even go on to say that it might take some underhanded tactics — as in deliberate fouls — in order to beat the Ukrainian fighter. But despite the lofty praise for Usyk, Chisora is not shying away from potentially fighting him, saying as long as he has a strap or a suitcase full of money he’d be up for it.
In the meantime Chisora (29-9, 21 KOs) is currently scheduled to take on Senad Gashi (17-2, 17 KOs) on April 20th at London’s O2 Arena.