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Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora on points in stylish display

Oleksandr Usyk delivered a stylish and measured display to pick apart Derek Chisora in a points win that underlined his credentials at heavyweight.

Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora on points in stylish display
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora on points in stylish display

The former unified world cruiserweight champion moved with grace and picked punches beautifully to frustrate his British rival over 12 rounds.

An attack in the seventh sent Chisora staggering to the ropes and Usyk was sublime in landing shots on the move.

A shattered Chisora had no reply and lost 117-112 115-113 115-113.

Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena
Oleksandr Usyk beats Derek Chisora in unanimous points decision at Wembley Arena

Usyk was given a stern test but the Ukrainian took a step towards a world heavyweight title shot in 2021 with victory over a brave Chisora, who weighed in at almost 40lbs heavier than his opponent. 

 

The 36-year-old got off to a fast start but never looked likely to be able to maintain the early tempo and once Usyk had weathered the early storm his class told.

Usyk used his superior speed and movement to assume control around the halfway stage, wobbling Chisora in the seventh round. BBC News

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