Dave Allen predicts Derek Chisora will probably be in for ‘a really lengthy night time’ towards ‘spiteful puncher’ Oleksandr Usyk.
The Brit will tackle the heavyweight enigma on October 31 in what’s his first take a look at within the professional ranks outdoors of the cruiserweight division.
Usyk established himself as the easiest at 200lbs on the planet in turning into the undisputed champion, however now hopes to copy this at a better weight.
Nevertheless, ‘Struggle’ Chisora is among the most sturdy and highly effective heavyweights on the scene – even at this late stage in his profession – and has already informed the Ukrainian to count on a brawl.
However Allen, who spent two weeks sparring with the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, believes he could be the easiest he has shared a hoop with.
He informed Jim White on talkSPORT: “Properly it weren’t essentially the most enjoyable expertise I’ve ever had, to be sincere with you, I’ve had extra enjoyable in my life than getting punched spherical by him.
“However he’s the actual deal, completely the actual deal. The struggle for Chisora, for me, is just not a foregone conclusion. However when it comes to boxing capacity; Usyk is on one other degree altogether.
“But when Derek clips him, it would shortly degree the whole lot up so I’m actually intrigued by it.
“However Usyk; probably the perfect fighter I’ve ever shared the ring with.”
Usyk is the WBO necessary challenger for Anthony Joshua’s world title and made a reputation for himself on these shores with an emphatic eighth-round stoppage of Tony Bellew in 2018.
And Allen believes the slick southpaw will give his 36-year-old adversary every kind of issues.
He added: “He’s going to have a really lengthy night time, however it would solely take one shot for him to show it round. However that’s the intriguing half for me as a result of I do know that if Derek hits him, it’s recreation over.
“However hitting that man is way simpler mentioned than finished and I used to be there for 2 weeks, Derek has solely bought 12 rounds!
“I anticipated him to have good footwork and I anticipated him to be quick, however I didn’t count on him to hit as onerous,” Allen continued.
“He hit very onerous; very sharp and really quick – it’s those you don’t see coming that damage.
“He’s that good and he’s that quick, he hits you on the chin and he’s a spiteful puncher and an excellent puncher.”
Allen returns to motion himself on the undercard of that struggle towards Christian Hammer, a notoriously robust heavyweight, however believes victory might propel him to even higher heights than ever earlier than.
“Principally, if I beat Hammer, I put myself within the high 15 on the planet.
“I’ve boxed Dillian Whyte, I’ve boxed Luis Ortiz, I’ve boxed Tony Yoka – I simply need to struggle the very best.
“The Hammer struggle, if I win, the alternatives are limitless!”