Usyk: I can convey Chisora to the bottom with out my full power
Oleksandr Usyk warns Derek Chisora that he can knock him down without his hardest blow; "The shot shouldn't be really hard to bring a man down" – watch Usyk vs Chisora live at the Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday
By Richard Damerell and Andy Scott
Last updated: 10/28/20 3:56 PM
Oleksandr Usyk sacked Derek Chisora's size and power
Oleksandr Usyk has warned that "every man has the same chin" and Derek Chisora will "fall off" even if he doesn't land his hardest blow.
The Ukrainian pound-for-pound star is only preparing for his second heavyweight bout against Chisora on Saturday, live at the Sky Sports Box Office, as Usyk seeks more world titles after his undisputed cruiserweight champion.
Usyk's ability to compete with the sport's greatest fighters has been questioned, but he remains extremely confident that he can deal with Chisora's clubbing punches and then knock out a knockout punch himself.
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"Be ready to stand straight and you don't have to be hit, your chin will be fine," Usyk told Sky Sports.
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"Every man has the same chin. You can't just work it out in the gym. The shot shouldn't be really hard to make a man fall."
When asked if he could beat the biggest heavyweights, Usyk added: "If the king of beasts were considered by his size, it would be an elephant, not the lion."
Chisora has only been sent to the silver screen by Dillian Whyte and David Haye, his current manager, during a career of 41 fights, questioning whether Usyk shares his same desire for a brutal fight.
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"He has to fight my fight, that's all I can say," Chisora told Sky Sports. "I can't fight his fight, I'll put him in the trenches.
"Yes, I will eat some leather, but I can guarantee you that when I land my leather he would know.
"I'm 100 percent ready to eat leather. Is he ready to eat my leather too? I don't think so. I'm ready to eat everything he has.
"I turn the heat up from round one to whenever the fight ends."
Haye successfully made the cruiserweight to heavyweight transition when he won the WBA title, but has suggested that Usyk is not physically ready for Chisora's relentless aggression.
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Usyk quickly denied Hayes claims, saying, "Everyone is talking about the test. The real test for me.
"David Haye mentioned the test. People say it's going to be a test for me. Our whole life has challenges and overcoming the challenges. It's going to be a fight I really want so badly.
"That's exactly what I'm expecting from Chisora now – and I've prepared for that."
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