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Derek Chisora calls for Oleksandr Usyk next

Published On Tuesday, October 22, 2019By Tim Rickson

'WAR' Chisora wants Oleksandr Usyk fight

Derek 'WAR' Chisora has called for a heavyweight showdown with pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk if he defeats David Price in this weekend's bumper British battle at The O2.

'Delboy' faces 'Pricey' in a top domestic fight on the Regis Prograis-Josh Taylor WBSS super-lightweight final bill at The O2 this Saturday, live on Sky Sports Box Office, as he targets his third successive victory at the Greenwich venue this year.

Another big-name bout could be in reach for Chisora, who has already singled out Usyk after the former undisputed cruiserweight king marked his debut in the division with a stoppage of Chazz Witherspoon earlier this month. Chisora actually claimed to know how to beat Usyk back in April this year, so has been after the fight for quite a few months now.

Chisora has been unimpressed with Usyk's pre-fight displays of agility, telling Sky Sports: "Him and his team, they need to stop juggling balls, it's not a circus. Come and do what you need to do. Forget the juggling balls and dancing. Nobody wants to see a dancing show. Come Dancing with the Stars? This is a boxing match."

The straight-shooter, well-known for his showmanship and public image, declared, "You know what, I want to have that fight. Yeah, I would take it, 100 per cent. No shadiness, nothing, I'll take that."

Liverpudlian Price stepped in as a replacement opponent after former world champion Joseph Parker withdrew due to a suspected spider bite, but Chisora will not alter his normal all-action style for the taller foe.

After his demolition of Artur Szpilka in the summer, Chisora intends to deliver another memorable victory for his vociferous hometown support.

"I'm excited," he said: "I'm back at The O2 Arena, buzzing. Boxing this year for me has been amazing. I'm just excited for this fight.

"Home of boxing, O2 Arena. I've worked hard to get that off the fans, and I really appreciate them for embracing me and loving me, so I have to come and deliver."