Whyte Feels Usyk In For “Surprise” Against Chisora
WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte feels WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk is in for a “nasty surprise” if he decides to face Dereck Chisora as his next opponent.
“He’s (Usyk) thinking he can out-maneuver Dereck, but if Dereck is in shape, which I’m sure he will be, he’ll have a nasty surprise and he’ll have a hard night of work, if he wins,” Chisora told Sky Sports.
“I’ll tell him straight, don’t underestimate Dereck. If he’s in shape and he’s motivated, he will give you work. Serious work as well.”
Whyte has stood across from Chisora twice in his career, one taking a decision win and then a late knockout of his fellow Britton, and has nothing but respect for “War Chisora.”
“Of course, 100 percent, and I’m backing him to win as well, because Usyk struggled with Chazz Witherspoon,” Chisora continued.
“Okay he out-boxed him and out-maneuvered him, but he hit him with a million punches before he stopped him and Chazz Witherspoon was basically retired before that fight.”
“We’re hoping to make Chisora against Usyk for March 28,” Usyk and Chisora’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports. “Dillian Whyte against probably Alexander Povetkin at the end of April, early May, and then Joshua against Pulev end of May, early June.
“What a three months that would be for British boxing and bringing some of the biggest heavyweight fights and the biggest names to Britain.”