Usyk v Chisora Preview: Chisora 11/2 to fulfill knockout promise versus Usyk

Dave Kuzio:

Dereck Chisora has vowed to knockout Oleksandr Usyk when the two meet at The O2 Arena in London on May 23.

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Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk is putting his mandatory shot at Anthony Joshua’s WBO title at risk by taking on Chisora in the Ukrainian’s second fight as a heavyweight.

Artur Szpilka (right) and Dereck Chisora (left) in action. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Archive/PA Images)

It has not yet been confirmed that Chisora will receive Usyk’s title match if he beats the Ukrainian, but the Londoner just wants to get the victory and then will wait to see what happens.

Chisora told Sky Sports News: “I’m going to knock him out. My whole point is to knock his lights out.

“I’m going to hit him everywhere I can hit him. His hands, his shoulders, his body, his nose, everywhere. All I’m saying is this will be one of the best fights in the last 10 years. You’ll see.”

This will be Chisora’s 42nd fight as a professional boxer. He has 32 wins to his name with 23 of them coming by way of knockout. He has tasted defeat nine times, so he knows he his drinking in the last chance saloon when it comes to potential world heavyweight title fights.

The last time Chisora entered the ring he defeated David Price to win the vacant WBO Intercontinental heavyweight title with a fourth-round TKO stoppage.

Chisora is full of confidence heading into this fight with Usyk and you can back him at 11/2 to win this bout by Knockout, Technical Knockout of Disqualification.