A super heavyweight clash is about to happen if everything goes the way it should.
Oleksandr Usyk (17-0) could be facing Derek Chisora (32-9) in what should be Usyk’s tune-up fight before he banks his WBO title shot.
The news was confirmed by Matchroom Boxing’s promoter Eddie Hearn who manages the careers of both Usyk and Chisora. The potential date for the clash is March 28 at O2 Arena in London, UK.
There is still nothing official though. The former cruiserweight undisputed champion is WBO’s mandatory challenger for Anthony Joshua’s belt, but he’s not the only one. Bulgaria’s top boxer Kubrat Pulev is IBF’s mandatory challenger for a good yearn and a half now. Hearn said that they will know who will be first to compete with AJ in the next week or two.
Usyk – Chisora will surely do great not only in the UK but worldwide too. A lot of people believe the Ukrainian needs at least one more fight before he steps up to Joshua who’s way bigger than the 32-year-old Usyk.
Chisora, 36, is probably the toughest opponent available for the 2012 Olympic champion. “WAR” is currently on a three-fight winning streak and if he manages to get a fight with Usyk, he’ll cash in big time.