The much-anticipated heavyweight clash between WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr usyk and former world title challenger Derck Chisora could still be made for the end of next month.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn said he’s confident things can be sort out in order for the pair to meet on Ocotber 31 in London.
The bout between the formr undisputed cruisrweight champion and “WAR” was supposed to happen months ago, but injuries and COVID-19 pandemic postponed the fight several times.
“We’re close. I mean both guys understand that without a gate at The O2, there’s significantly less revenue driven to that show, but both guys fancy that fight. We’re trying to get the maths right. We’re trying to get the numbers right to get these guys over the line. I have to say, fair play to both of them, they are trying to find a way.”
Usyk hasn’t fought since last Ocotber when he defeated Chazz Whiterspoon in his heavyweight debut.
Britain’s Chisora also fought for the last time in Ocotber 2019 when he demolished his fellow countryman David Price.