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Usyk & Chisora Ready for Closed-Door Bout, Targeting Joshua

17 September 2020, 12:52
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The postponed bout between Alexander Usyk and Dereck Chisora will finally happen. According to Hearn, the fight will take place in O2 Arena in London in October. Even though the latest sports news informs that competitions are still held without fans, the regarded heavyweight fighters are ready to face each other. The winner will gain the WBO mandatory position and the possibility to face Anthony Joshua in 2021, even before the possible unification clash against Tyson Fury.

Usyk & Chisora Ready for Closed-Door Bout, Targeting Joshua

It seems that Dereck Chisora and Alexander Usyk are ready to decrease their financial appetites concerning the upcoming bout and box behind the closed doors. The presence of fans in the arena don't influence the boxing schedule, and powerful guys know it. Both the Ukrainian and British fighters are aiming for the WBO mandatory position, which will give the right to meet Anthony Joshua - a recent WBO-belt holder.

Usyk vs. Chisora was previously scheduled on May 23, but the pandemic obstacles led to several delays. As the new wave of COVID-19 is gaining momentum, they seem to be ready to earn less but plan the steady boxing future and a stable schedule.

What else can delay the fight against Joshua?

Recently, the only scheduled fight for "AJ" is a battle against Kubrat Pulev for the IBF belt. Although the British boxer is a favorite for this fight, Povetkin showed how underdogs can beat in the heavyweight, knockouting Dillian Whyte in August. It means that Joshua's possible loss to Pulev and a further rematch with Bulgarian can postpone not only the wishful bout against Tyson Fury but a potential WBO mandatory clash.

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