Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk look set to deliver on a fight promise made almost one year ago.
The two heavyweight champions being matched up is one of if not the most important fight in boxing today when it comes to debates surrounding the best of a generation.
And one man has a greater insight than most.
After telling Boxing Social that Fury should win ‘easy’, Derek Chisora expanded in an interview with Pro Boxing Fans.
“Tyson. He’s the bigger guy, longer reach. Just Tyson. This is like a man taking candy out a baby’s hand bro. Tyson’s gonna win. He’s gonna walk through that guy. That’s it.”
The Finchley fighter has been on the wrong end of three fights with Fury – a unanimous decision loss in 2011, corner retirement in 2014 and a stoppage in 2022.
In between those final two fights, Chisora was the second man to welcome Oleksandr Usyk to the heavyweight ranks in 2020 following a stint as undisputed champion one division down.
The Ukrainian would win a unanimous decision, but many point to Chisora’s pressure and rough style as the blueprint to give the now unified champion trouble.
If recent announcements are to be kept good, it won’t be long until fans can put these predictions to the test. Both men have confirmed that the bout is signed for Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, with an official date set to be announced following Fury’s crossover bout with MMA star Francis Ngannou later this month.
When Fury and Usyk meet in the ring, anything but a draw will crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since the days of Lennox Lewis.