The famous American coach Teddy Atlas believes that the Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk missed a lot of punches in the fight with Derek Chisora because, while avoiding the enemy’s attacks, he substituted himself under his working right arm.
“The tendril did not feel the distance. When you climb from the first heavy weight to heavyweight, the opponents get bigger and longer. This is what no one talks about. They are not only bigger, but also longer. And the distance at which you will not be cruiser, different from safe distance in heavy. If I were to comment on this fight on TV, I would immediately tell about it. I would say: “Now he is studying the difference in distance.”
The tendril is no longer out of reach where it would normally be missing. And now he is missing out on waste. The bad news is that on waste it often skips right. The good news is that this is the main way to catch him. If there is only one error, then it can be corrected. It’s a good news. But you better fix it. The tendril missed on waste, repeating the same mistake.
I expected that the corner of the Usyk would fix everything, but this did not happen. He missed punches because he continued to walk on Chisora’s right arm, shifting to his left. The tendril was heading in the wrong direction, “Teddy Atlas said on THE FIGHT with Teddy Atlas podcast.