29 July 2020

Dereck Chisora v Oleksandr Usyk likely for October, says David Haye

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora will take on undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in October, according to promoter David Haye.

The pair were originally due to clash at The 02 Arena in May before the coronavirus pandemic postponed all boxing in the UK.

Chisora will be the underdog heading into a fight with the former undisputed cruiserweight champion (Twitter: @DerekWarChisora)

But now with the sport beginning to return with the likes of Eddie Hearn’s ‘Fight Camp’ shows behind closed doors in Essex, Chisora’s manager Haye is confident we will see the fight later this year.

Speaking to Sky News, he said: "The date will probably be in October. Fortunately boxing has started to move forward now.

"Eddie Hearn is having fights in his garden - Dillian Whyte is having a huge fight with Alexander Povetkin on August 22.

"Dereck and Usyk will probably happen in October. Derek and Usyk are training."

Haye faced Chisora himself back in 2012 and came out on top with a fifth round knockout at Upton Park.

Chisora has a professional record of 32 wins and nine defeats in 41 fights.

Meanwhile, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Usyk is undefeated in 17 professional fights and collected all the cruiserweight belts before moving to heavyweight.

The Ukrainian has fought in the UK before back in 2018 when he knocked out Liverpudlian Tony Bellew.

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