Derek Chisora has weighed in with his two cents on Daniel Dubois’ performance in defeat against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night – and in typical ‘Del Boy’ fashion, he hasn’t held back.
Many observers – particularly those who disagreed with the refereeing of the low blow incident in round five – felt Dubois put in a better showing than expected against the masterful Ukrainian, despite ultimately being stopped.
However, Chisora told Fight Hub TV that, fifth round aside, Dubois efforts were “whack.”
“Let me be honest with you. The best shot he chucked was that body shot, but everything else was whack.”
“I don’t know why he didn’t use his body and try to wrestle the guy, grip him up and bully him. He did not do that, he tried to be cute. But it was not time to be f***ing cute.”
“They don’t use their size – why? Because they’re a bunch of pu****s!”
Chisora was Usyk’s second test at heavyweight, ultimately losing a unanimous decision but providing what many feel is the blueprint to having success against the Ukrainian – aggression.
Dubois – who was cornered by Chisora’s former coach, Don Charles – has made no secret of their displeasure with referee Luis Pabon’s decision, with promoter Frank Warren calling for the fight to be declared a no contest and an immediate rematch ordered.
Opinion is split amongst the boxing world as to whether the shot was indeed low, however Warren’s request for a rematch would appear to be an optimistic one.
Usyk was allowed close to five minutes to recover and dominated proceedings from that point, ultimately stopping a fatigued and disheartened Dubois in the ninth round.
After the second defeat of his professional career, Dubois will have to go on a rebuilding process once again if he is to become a world champion.
As for unified titlist Usyk, a fight against IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic in early 2024 looks set to be his next move if he can’t negotiate a step aside to face Tyson Fury.