Finally, there is a new date for the fight, which has already been postponed three times, Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) against the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, now the official WBO challenger, Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs). Initially, the opponents had to meet in late March, and, probably, the organizers are waiting for the moment when the audience will be allowed to attend this fight.
Bob Arum is considering any options for minimizing the losses from the battle of Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) and Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) in the lightweight unification. And, perhaps, the American promoter will host a large group of fans in this fight.
Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) is considered a very uncomfortable opponent, and allegedly therefore most heavyweights do not really strive to fight him. At the same time, Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KO) very quickly and easily agreed to meet the Ukrainian. David Haye, Chisora’s manager, has no doubt that this was a good move, and Usyk will definitely lose in his second performance in the field of giants.
Wladimir Klitschko and Antonio Tarver may be the next two who, according to the media, want to return to the ring. Former world champions posted photos from the training gym on social media, where Evander Holyfield is trying to restore his former shape.
Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) is known for having a punch in both hands, and this is where he sees his keys to victory over Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs). Lopez' father and trainer claims that his son punches, like a fighter from three categories heavier.
Bob Arum wants Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) to return to the ring in September at a boxing evening organized in the United States. However, the 32-year-old boxer has been in Ukraine for several weeks, and the US borders are closed to Europeans for two months.
At the beginning of the month, information appeared that the next fight of Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) would not be against Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs). In his latest interview, the American confirmed the news.
Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) does not show much respect for Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs), and is rather harsh towards the Ukrainian in his statements. Their duel was supposed to take place on May 30, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fight was postponed.
Teofimo Lopez (14-1, 10 KOs) announced that he would not agree to fight Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) without the participation of the audience. The promotion organization Top Rank has been trying to organize this fight for several months.
The battle of Derek Chisora (32-9, 23 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 13 KOs) is scheduled for July in the UK, but against the backdrop of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, this date is unlikely so far, that's why for the battle with the Ukrainian the Englishman is ready to go to neutral territory, preferably to Saudi Arabia.