Yesterday, on October 29, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk and his British counterpart Derek Chisora held the final press conference on the verge of their bout that is scheduled for October 31, Fightnews.com reports.
Usyk was once again asked about a difference in size with his opponent.
“There will be no war. I bring peace – pure, clean boxing. He will definitely want to hurt me badly but I will not stand in front of him. I do not know why everyone is talking about a test at Heavyweight because, all of my life, I have been tested by Heavyweights. In the World Series of Boxing, I was a Heavyweight – people wanted to hurt me but did not manage to," the Ukrainian boxer stated.
Chisora, in turn, promised to impose his own strategy against more technical vis-a-vis.
“People tell me that I hold the key to the rich and famous! You shall not pass! He will try to box. I cannot box. It will be a shoot-out. When I hit him, he will be hit, there is nowhere to hide. I need a fair referee. I want this fight to be fair. I do not want to be dancing or wrestling. I want both of us to work fairly. I have to keep marching forwards. He will try to wrong-foot me but I am ready. People will be surprised,” the Brit noted.
As we reported earlier, former unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) commented on his recent defeat in the unification fight against Teofimo Lopez Jr.
"It is always challenging to comment on something right after the fight. I would like to watch the fight first and then say something. Getting closer was quite a challenge: the size, the reach play a huge role. I would like to apologize to everyone, apologize to my team, and thank you for all the support," reads the message.