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Usyk shows no concern prior to upcoming clash against Chisora

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian boxer is assured that his opponent's potential pressure will not mean anything without proper accuracy and positioning
13:39, 27 May 2020

2012 Olympic gold medalist and former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk
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Former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) does not feel any concern about the high volume workrate of his future opponent Dereck Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs), Boxing Scene reports.

"Normally I face this kind of plan, every fight. If you want to hit the target, you need to see the target, because he can throw as many punches as he can, but you need to land them into the target," Usyk said.

Speculations about Usyk's potential inability withstand a tough, physical fight at heavyweight were brought up by Chisora's manager David Haye.

Related: Chisora praises Usyk's skills, admits possibility of being outboxed

Nevertheless, the Ukrainian fighter feels the amplitude of the upcoming bout.

"When I was an amateur, I was watching his fights as a heavyweight, with Klitschko, David Haye, and I was thinking 'wow', such great guys somewhere far away, and now I am going to box one of those great guys myself," he added.

As we reported earlier, the fight was scheduled to take place at the O2 arena in London on May 23. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic pushed it back to July.

Related: Usyk may run into some problems with Chisora, - Joshua

 

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