A long-awaited heavyweight bout between Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) and Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) has been officially set for October 31. It was confirmed by Usyk's co-promoter Eddie Hearn.
"Shamone Motherf*ckers! It is on!!! Time to hit the accelerator not the breaks!" Hearn wrote on his Twitter page.
It will Usyk's second fight at the new weight category. He is coming off a victory over Chazz Witherspoon. The Ukrainian fighter has not stepped in the ring ever since.
Chisora's last bout took place on October 26, 2019 - he TKOd David Price in the fourth round.
As we reported earlier, on September 26, Ukrainian top contender Sergiy Derevyachenko is going to face WBC champion Jermall Charlo in a middleweight showdown.
“I will definitely be his toughest test at middleweight. Jermall has never faced anyone like me. I will apply more pressure than he is used to. He has also never faced anyone with my footwork. I will fight more on the inside than his previous opponents,” Derevyanchenko said.