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.
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.
Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) has completed preparations for the fight against Alexander Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) and today entered the closed area for participants on Saturday night boxing from Matchroom Boxing in London. As the boxer's manager David Haye assures, before the meeting with the invincible Ukrainian, Del Boy is in the best shape of his entire life.
Former World Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-2, 14 KOs) is still looking to try his hand at heavyweight division. The next fight of the Cuban is scheduled for November 21 in Magdeburg, Germany.
WBA and IBF featherweight champion Naoya Inoue (19-0, 16 KOs) and Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs) will fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas. For the Japanese, this will be his first performance in the United States, as well as his debut under the banner of Top Rank. At the same evening, Eva Brodnitska and Mikaela Mayer will fight for the WBO super featherweight belt.
Eddie Hearn told Sky Sport when he would like to organize a unification fight for four heavyweight championship belts between Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) and Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs), provided that both champions will emerge victorious in their December fights.