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Dillian Whyte: Oleksandr Usyk in for a nasty surprise if he fights Dereck Chisora

Whyte says he’s backing Chisora to beat Usyk if they meet.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn saying that he’s looking to put together a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora on March 28, Dillian Whyte says Usyk might be in for more than he’s bargained for. Whyte specifically says that Usyk probably just thinks that he’s going to box circles around Chisora, but an in-shape Chisora will be anything but a gimme.

“He’s (Usyk) thinking he can out-manoeuvre Derek, but if Derek 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.

”I’ll tell him straight, don’t underestimate Derek. If he’s in shape and he’s motivated, he will give you work. Serious work as well.”

Whyte has twice fought Chisora so obviously knows firsthand what he has to offer, and even goes so far as to give a confident answer when asked if he thinks Chisora has a chance to beat Usyk in that matchup.

“Of course, 100 per cent, and I’m backing him to win as well, because Usyk struggled with Chazz Witherspoon.”

Hopefully we should have some news on the Usyk-Chisora front shortly, as you’d expect for a fight targeted two months from now.

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