The 17-0 fighter looked slightly unconvincing in his first heavyweight clash, and even though he remains unbeaten, the price for Del Boy looks slightly too long considering his experience at this level, while he also has far more power than his opponent here.
Usyk has never been the biggest hitter in the sport, let alone at this level, and often opts to wear his opponents down with his movement and accuracy, which will likely become even more of a staple of his game at this level.
He actually has a four inch reach on Chisora and a slight height advantage, though he lacks the power and it’s unclear how much of a chin he has up against an opponent of this strength.
Derek Chisora Round 4-6, And To Win By KO/TKO/DQ/TD
What’s more, Chisora has a perfect 4-0 record up against Southpaw opponents, though in truth Tyson Fury fought mostly left handed in their 2014 clash. Usyk isn’t at the level of Fury though, and he’s far too short to get behind at this weight despite his obvious ability.
We’re happy to go against the grain in this fight and back the home favourite, though we can’t see him out boxing the visitor and at an even longer price we’ll get the Brit onside to win by stoppage, and if he is to do so, he’ll have to do it sooner rather than later as the longer the fight goes on, the more Usyk will grow into it as Chisora tires, and a small flutter on the round 4-6 stoppage looks well priced.