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Usyk’s bout vs. Chisora still being negotiated, – Usyk’s co-promoter

Hearn expresses concern in Usyk’s ability to handle power in heavyweight division
10:14, 2 December 2019

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British promoter Eddie Hearn is currently working on the potential heavyweight bout between Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk and his British counterpart Dereck Chisora, IFL.TV reports.

“I was just back stage talking to Usyk, trying to get the Chisora fight over the finish line in February,” Hearn said to Matchroom Boxing.

“That’s a big heavyweight fight. Usyk is now established as a big star in the UK. I think after the [Chazz] Witherspoon fight, he felt like he needed to put some more mass on. Will that slow him down, and will that increase his power?” he added.

Hearn also expressed his concern in Usyk’s ability to handle power in heavyweight division.

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

“Even against Chisora, it’s such an interesting fight, because we know Usyk is going to pick off Chisora. But he’s [Chisora] a right handful, he’s a big lump, and he can punch. You’re going to get a lot of answers in that fight, in my opinion. I see Usyk as the favorite, of course, but I think he’s going to be asked a lot of serious questions, because Chisora is a bull,” Matchroom Boxing Chairman added.

As we reported earlier, Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker are the main contenders for the fight with him, according to Chisora's manager.

Related: Dereck Chisora wants to fight Oleksandr Usyk

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