In the main event of the evening at Wembley Arena in London, Alexander Usyk defeated Derek Chisora via unanimous decision. The score were 117-112 and 115-113 twice. As a result of the fight, Usyk became the owner of the WBO intercontinental belt and defended his status as a mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title, which currently belongs to Anthony Joshua.
Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) broke social media silence with the first tweet in a long time. Unfortunately - for the Bronze Bomber fans - the American's activity had nothing to do with his career.
Alexander Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) and Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) have passed the official weigh-in procedure. Usyk's weight was 98.54 kg, Chisora's - 115.89 kg. Thus, the difference was over 17 kilograms.
The fight of David Allen (18-5-2, 15 KOs) and Christopher Lovejoy (19-0, 19 KOs) in the heavyweight division, which was supposed to take place tomorrow, Saturday, on the undercard of the Usyk vs Chisora, will not take place.
“I’m not hitting hard? Ask Bellew if I really hit so weakly,” said Alexander Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) at a press conference. The question was forwarded to Tony Bellew, who two years ago lost to the Ukrainian, and now enjoys a sports pension.
Matchroom Boxing will host four events at The SSE Arena in Wembley in October, November and December, starting with the highly anticipated heavyweight title fight of Alexander Usyk and Derek Chisora this coming Saturday, October 31, which will air live in the UK on Sky Sports and at DAZN in all of its markets, including the United States.
The new lightweight king Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs) is expected to return to the ring in mid-February. The fighter's promoter Bob Arum has announced that the American is likely to have another fight within 135 pounds. In the future, the 23-year-old is going to move into the super lightweight category.
The fight of Arthur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) and Adam Dines (19-1-1, 10 KOs) will take place not earlier than January. Initially, their fight was supposed to take place on October 23, but the Russian received a rib injury. Later, the battle was postponed to December 11, but the date was changed again.