Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora Breakdown & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora taking place? The O2 Arena, London

When is Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora and what time does it start? Saturday 23rd May, 2020 – 22:00 approx (UK) - THIS IS LIKELY TO CHANGE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

What TV channel is Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora on? Sky Sports Box Office (Price TBC)

Where can I stream Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora? For viewers in the United States, the fight will be available to stream via the DAZN site website and app.

Where can I get tickets for Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora?
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THE LOWDOWN

OLEKSANDR USYK

  • After cleaning out the cruiserweight division Usyk moved up to heavyweight and finished Chazz Witherspoon who filled in as a replacement for Tyrone Spong.
  • Usyk is the only fighter to have held all four titles, WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring, and has defended the WBO title seven times. Despite being a natural cruiserweight, he has the technique and speed to be the same devastating threat up at heavyweight.
  • Usyk is happy to fight anywhere, taking on Krzysztof Glowacki, Michael Hunter, Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev, Tony Bellew and now Dereck Chisora all on their home turf.

DERECK CHISORA

  • After his knockout loss to Dillian Whyte, Chisora shows no signs of slowing down and has strung three wins together coming off a fourth-round knockout over David Price.
  • Chisora won the vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title with the win over Price and proved all of his knockout power is still there.
  • Chisora should have a considerable weight advantage on the night and, although Usyk is expected to come in heavier than the 217 pounds he weighed against Witherspoon, Chisora’s extra timber could be crucial in wearing Usyk down in the clinch and landing power the Ukrainian is not used to.

THE PREDICTION

Usyk will be lighter but he will make up for it with his technique and speed. He will also have a four-inch reach advantage which will help him download Chisora's patterns for the first few rounds and then use his immaculate timing and movement to pick him apart and unleash his power for a potential late finish.

Winner: Usyk via KO/TKO

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