The authoritative American coach Teddy Atlas does not see anything wrong with the fact that the mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title, Oleksandr Usyk, missed punches in the fight with Derek Chisora, but he does not understand why the Ukrainian’s corner did not tell him anything in order to reduce their number.
“At the beginning of the fight, Usyk missed a lot of punches. I think he lost the first two rounds. Chisora took him a bit by surprise. And you can’t afford that in the heavyweight division. If you get caught off guard in the second or third round, it’s not a fact, that you can fix it in the next. Everything can end. The tendril must be aware of this.
He missed too many clean shots at the beginning of the fight, and during the entire fight, to be honest. The tendril too often missed the right. Alexander is left-handed, so you can expect that he will concede from the right. These blows passed, while they flew too often. And that worries me because they didn’t fix it in the corner. I know he has a good team working with him, but they haven’t changed anything, “Teddy Atlas said on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas podcast.