British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) extended the ban on sporting events until the end of May. Earlier, the ban was set to the end of April.
In May and June Eddie Hearn plans to organize three big nights as part of PPV, where in the main events Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin (2 May), Alexander Usyk to meet Derek Chisora (23 May) and Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev (June 20). At the moment, despite the pandemic coronavirus, head of Matchroom Boxing does not postpone his tournaments, but, as he himself stated in an interview to Sky Sports, he already has new dates for them.
On May 23 in London, if pandemic coronavirus allows, former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) will fight Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs). For the undefeated Ukrainian a confrontation with hard hitting Del Boy should be the last test before fighting for a world title in the royal division against Anthony Joshua or Kubrat Pulev.
Bryant Jennings (24-4, 14 KOs) has been one of the top heavyweight for many years, but also a valuable sparring partner. Once Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) knew the date of his next fight, he decided to invite the fighter of Philadelphia in his training camp again.
Despite the accelerating pandemic of coronavirus, an advertising campaign was officially launched for the event, scheduled for May 23 in London, where in the main event will be a duel between Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs).