Dillian Whyte Slams Dereck Chisora And His Corner For Usyk Loss

Derek Chisora Oleksandr Usyk fight
Derek Chisora Oleksandr Usyk fight

Dereck Chisora dropped a 12 round unanimous decision loss to former Undisputed Cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and his former foe Dillian Whyte didn’t feel impressed with how his corner advised him during the fight, which took place at the SSE Arena, Wembley London.

Dillian Whyte shared two furious battles with Chisora and was victorious in both. First a controversial 12 round decision in 2016 and was down on the judge’s scorecards, when he knocked out Chisora in the 12tb round of their rematch in 2018.

Chisora gave his best against Usyk, who was taking his second test in the heavyweight division and making the fight a very tough one for the Ukrainian. However, he was a little less active at times and look tired before getting his mojo back in the late rounds.

Whyte believes Chisora will need to change his team as they seem all “strength and conditioning guys” and were just too happy to see him go the whole 12 rounds. Whyte thinks “Del Boy” needs a team that will be able to advice him tactically, especially in a fight against a smart fighter like Usyk.

“All his team got in the ring, clapping and cheering like they were happy with what he did,” Whyte said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Maybe their plan was just for him to survive the twelve rounds. Maybe. They’re crazy! That’s why he needs proper boxing coaches to be real with him, not your friends. This is a joke. I know I’m gonna get criticised for this but it’s a joke.

“You need your corner to give you good instructions as well but Derek wasn’t cutting him off, he wasn’t targeting the body. I don’t know what his corner was telling him. They’re not boxing guys, they’re just strength and conditioning guys, MMA guys. You need boxing coaches to tell you what to do. As a fighter you know what to do, but you need someone to help you with the game-plan at times because we are all human beings, we need guidance. That wasn’t in Derek’s corner. They worked him hard, got him in shape and thought that was enough. That’s not enough to beat elite guys unfortunately.”

Whyte will be returning to the ring again on November 28th, when he takes on Russian Olympic medalist and former WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin. Whyte was ahead on scorecards and had even dropped Povetkin twice before the Russian ended the fight with a brutal uppercut in the fifth round of their fight in August.

Whyte was on the verge of securing a title fight after, holding the WBC Mandatory Spot and WBC “Interim” heavyweight title for two years. However, Povetkin took it all away with just one brutal shot that knocked Whyte unconscious.

Whyte’s loss to Povetkin also left the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury free of mandatories and open to take a mega all-British unification fight fight with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in 2021.

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