Former world heavyweight champion David Haye said that Alexander Usyk did not impress fans in his debut heavyweight fight, in which he beat American Chazz Witherspoon in seven rounds.
“Usyk failed to delight the world with his heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon. He beat him, but after that fight no one thought he had a clear chance of beating Joshua or Fury. The fans were saying, ‘Let’s see what he does next.”
On paper, they chose an opponent with whom Usik must cope. But in reality, he opted for a big, strong, hungry, powerful 115kg heavyweight who hits all 12 rounds. The tendril has never encountered this before. Yes, Usyk fought in the amateur ring with Joyce, but Joe fights at a long distance, he’s pretty ordinary, it’s easy to read. Derek Chisora for half the fight does not know what to do, so it’s hard to deal with him, – David Haye told The Ring.
Recall that Haye also said that Usyk in a fight with Chisora could repeat the fate of Vasily Lomachenko in a duel with Teofimo Lopez.