Usyk beat Chisora to remain mandatory challenger to Joshua belts

Usyk beat Chisora to remain mandatory challenger to Joshua belts

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Derek Chisora by decision in just his second fight since moving into the heavyweight.

The Ukrainian delivered a stylish and measured display to pick apart Derek Chisora in a points win that underlined his credentials at heavyweight.

The former unified world cruiserweight champion moved with grace and picked punches beautifully to frustrate his British rival over 12 rounds.

An attack in the seventh sent Chisora staggering to the ropes as Usyk found ways to land while on the move.

Chisora worked hard but had no reply and lost 117-112 115-113 115-113

With this win, Usyk, 33, remains mandatory challenger for Briton Joshua’s WBO belt and, while he may not have found the eye-catching knockout win fans so often long for at heavyweight, his skill set is obvious.

The craft, quick feet and general intelligence that saw him dominate at cruiserweight was on display and while Chisora, 36, always looked to walk forward and engage, the movement from his rival ultimately dictated large spells of the fight


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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