02 Apr

Chisora on How Usyk Can Knockout Fury

In comments for the YouTube channel Seconds Out, British boxer Derek Chisora (34-13, 23 KOs) discussed the physical condition of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) in the lead-up to the fight against the holder of the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs).

- Do you think the slimmed-down Fury is the key to victory over Oleksandr?

- Tyson looks good. I saw his dad holding the pads. People don't understand the connection between a father and son when they train together. And it's incredible. People don't get it. If Tyson has his dad in his corner, he'll easily run over Usyk. Because his dad will be in the corner. Understand? That's it. It should be a great fight.

- Do you think his dad could be his main trainer?

- He should be. His dad understands boxing, has watched fights all his life, and has fought himself. So I think his dad should be his main trainer. At the same time, it will help his son because he looked great on the pads with his dad.

- Speaking of how to beat Usyk, you were the heavyweight who had the most success with him. Nobody has ever done what you did in the ring. Should Tyson Fury box, be that classic Tyson Fury to beat him, or should he press on the front foot and look for the knockout?

- Trying to knock him out is proving something to somebody. I don't think he should do that. He needs to box. And Usyk, you all know, he needs to make Tyson tired to win by knockout.

Chisora and Usyk met in October 2020, with the Ukrainian winning by unanimous decision. Derek also faced Fury three times, losing: in 2011 by unanimous decision, in 2014 after retiring, and in 2022 by technical knockout.

The fight for the title of undisputed heavyweight world champion between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is scheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.