Derek Chisora happy to have Oleksandr Usyk clash behind closed doors with crowd noise played in background – The Sun

DEREK ‘WAR’ CHISORA will take his battle with Oleksandr Usyk behind closed doors as long as the sound of his cavalry is piped in.

The British heavyweight hero had dates with the undisputed cruiserweight king booked for February, March and May before injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic intervened.

 Derek Chisora, left, is ready to fight Usyk behind closed doors

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Derek Chisora, left, is ready to fight Usyk behind closed doorsCredit: Reuters

But the fans’ favourite insists the long training camp under manager David Haye will not leave him burned out.

And he will still rise to the challenge if the sound of his favourite O2 arena can be recreated in the empty venue promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to use to kickstart the sport in June or July.

Chisora, 36, said: “I can still deliver behind closed doors, we just need to get a recording of the fans singing and shouting in the arena so I can hear them chanting.

“I think we can get that working but I don’t really care, if I am honest. I just like to fight.

“I am not getting any younger so if I can squeeze in two fights this year, I will be up for that, I just love fighting.”

The North London bruiser has put his feet up to focus on enjoying the farm he lives on and the cooking he loves to do.

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Unlike all of the poor boxers in the weight divisions below him, trying to stay close to the fighting weight they shrink down to fight at, Chisora is enjoying plenty of food.

The 18st hulk said: “I am still training but I have tapered it down and am doing what I do best and that is chilling out and cooking.

“I am just doing what I like to and every once and a while I go for a run, that is about it.”

 Ukrainian Usyk has won each of his 17 fights

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Ukrainian Usyk has won each of his 17 fightsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
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