Chisora vows to avenge Tony Bellew when he fights Usyk on May 23

‘He is going to find out what it’s like to be hit by a real heavyweight… I’m getting revenge for Tony Bellew’: Dereck Chisora fires warning to Oleksandr Usyk as their May 23 clash at the O2 Arena is finally confirmed

  • Dereck Chisora and Oleksandr Usyk will fight at London’s O2 Arena on May 23 
  • Chisora has vowed to get revenge for Tony Bellew, who lost to Usyk back in 2018
  • The Brit said: ‘I’m going to remind him why he hid in the cruiserweight division’

Dereck Chisora has vowed to avenge Tony Bellew when he takes on his past conqueror Oleksandr Usyk in an exciting heavyweight showdown at the O2 Arena. 

Chisora and Usyk were initially pencilled in to fight later this month but a deal was re-agreed back in February and promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the fight is now official for May 23.

Pound-for-pound star Usyk is the current WBO mandatory challenger – a belt currently held by Anthony Joshua – and is risking his position by taking on Chisora in just his second fight up at heavyweight. 

Dereck Chisora’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk on May 23 has finally been formally announced

Usyk is currently the WBO mandatory having moved up after winning every cruiserweight belt

The former cruiserweight king will best be remembered on these shores for brutally knocking out Bellew in their unification fight at the Manchester Arena in 2018.

Chisora will be a heavy underdog for this fight but has warned the two-time Olympic gold medallist that he is on a mission for revenge.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the formal announcement, the Brit said: ‘Usyk reckons he can step up and survive with the big boys. He may be the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world but on May 23rd he will find out what it feels like to be hit by a real heavyweight.

‘He is coming to my backyard, I’m going to remind him exactly why he hid in the cruiserweight division and also get revenge for my boy, Tony Bellew. This will be WAR.’ 

The Brit has promised to show Usyk what it’s like to ‘be hit by a real heavyweight’

Usyk will be best remembered on these shores for knocking out Tony Bellew back in 2018

Usyk, who made his heavyweight debut by by stopping Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds back in October to extend his flawless record to 17-0, added: ‘Boxing in Manchester in 2018 was an amazing experience, now I get to do it in London at the famous O2 Arena and I can’t wait to fight in front of the British fans once again.

‘As a cruiserweight, I reached the highest heights as undisputed champion and now I am following the same path as a heavyweight.’I expect a real test in Chisora – he is strong, tough and resilient. I recall being an amateur and watching his fight with Vitali Klitschko. It seemed so big and far away.

‘Now I am myself taking a fight against Chisora. I am working hard in my training camp to show a spectacular performance on May 23rd. Dear friends, I will see you soon!’

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