Usyk might get title shot in heavyweight division

According to Usyk's co-promoter, Dereck Chisora is the main candidate for a February bout
13:24, 4 November 2019

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirms the possibility of a fight between Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk and Briton Dereck Chisora, Segodnya reports.

"I think that Chisora’s fight with Usyk is possible. They can fight next year, perhaps even for the WBO championship title. If the match takes place in February, Chisora and Usyk will fight for the status of a mandatory challenger," Hearn said.

"Chisora is also ready for the fight with Joseph Parker. Chisora is Benjamin Button of the British heavyweight boxing. Derek is ready for big fights. Usyk and Parker are the main contenders for the fight with him," the promoter added.

Related: Oleksandr Usyk’s next bout may take place in UK

As we reported earlier, Matchroom Boxing is planning to launch a large-scale boxing show in Britain, on February 2020, VRinge portal reported.

Matchroom Boxing Chairman Eddie Hearn wants Oleksandr Usyk who recently made his heavyweight debut to appear on this show.

Usyk made a successful debut in the heavyweight division. His rival was American Chazz Witherspoon who stepped up on short notice after the bout with Tyrone Spong had been canceled.

Related: Oleksandr Usyk trying to follow in Evander Holyfield's footsteps

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