Former world champion David Haye claims that in the fight against Derek Chisora, he more clearly felt the difference between the first heavy and heavyweight divisions than in the fight with Wladimir Klitschko. The Briton is sure that, because of his ability to use the dimensions, Chisora will create problems for Alexander Usik.
“In fact, the difference between the first heavy and heavyweight weights I felt most in the fight against Derek Chisora. He uses his size better than Wladimir Klitschko, who purely boxed long distance. Derek wanted to get closer, so I had to train a lot. If Usyk hasn’t worked on this in training, he will really start to feel Chisora’s pace in the later rounds.
Derek will not box long distance jabs as he is not a technical fighter. But when it comes to ferocity and the ability to stay underwater longer than anyone else, then it’s about him. He needs to fight at close range.
The tendril is not as strong as Derek. Of course, he is more technical and lighter on his feet, but in clinches and nicks I give full advantage to Chisora, “David Haye told ESPN.