By El-Amisty Nobo
Oleksandr Usyk used his skilful footwork and ring intelligence to his advantage as he beat the brave Dereck Chisora by a unanimous decision at Wembley’s SSE Arena on Saturday evening, placing him a step closer towards fighting for a world heavyweight title.
Chisora had the better parts of the early rounds, dishing out solid punches into the body of Usyk, he could not stand the Ukrainian’s skillset going forward as he used his superior speed and footwork to take create angles which repeatedly bamboozled Chisora.
At the end of the fight, the judges scored it; 115-113, 115-113, and 117-112 for Oleksandr Usyk.
In his post fight interview, Usyk [18-0, 13KOs] told Sky Sports that he’ll give himself 3/10 for his output on fight night while adding that he would like to become an undisputed champion in the heavyweight division:
“Three. It’s a real test at heavyweight. Chisora is a big, hard guy. I fought his fight but I was expecting an even tougher fight.”
“Not just world champion. Undisputed world champion.”
Meanwhile, Dereck Chisora did not agree with the score cards saying he was disappointed with the final results:
“One hundred per cent. I was pushing the pace, I gave a couple of rounds away but I was pushing the pace. But the judges saw it a different way.
“I’m just disappointed with the result and I’m basically gutted.”