Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora Betting Tip – Usyk KO TKO or DISQ- 31st October 2020

Usyk can hold off Del Boy as he makes headway in the heavyweight division

Oleksandr Usyk / Ukrain ©imago images / Action Plus 10.11.2018

UkraineOleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora United Kingdom
31st October 2200hrs
Boxing – England – Heavyweight non-title bout
Pick Usyk by KO TKO or Disqualification
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: Even money odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October

Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk will be stepping out against Derek Chisora in London on Saturday night.

Usyk is the heavily-supported odds-on favourite to win the bout as he looks to defend his unbeaten record at the professional level.

There are no belts on the line in this one. Chisora will be looking to score a big upset here and move his winning streak to four.

Bet at Unibet


Oleksandr Usyk Preview – The Cat should prevail in London

This is the second bout in a row for Usyk which is not a title fight. The last title fight that he did take on was in November 2018.

That was when he retained five cruiserweight titles with a victory over Tony Bellew by a knockout in Manchester.

The one fight that The Cat has had since then was in October last year. That was against American Chazz Witherspoon, who retired in the seventh round.

Witherspoon, who hadn’t had a fight of note for seven years, was a replacement for Tyrone Spong who tested positive for a banned substance a few days before the fight.

That was Usyk’s heavyweight debut and he is looking for a lot more at this level.

If he was to win this one, the next target would be Anthony Joshua in the division. That’s a lot of speculation. He’d likely need another fight or two before that.

Usyk by KO TKO or Disqualification is at even money odds* (odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October).

It’s hard to see any other outcome happening in this one for boxing betting.

Our betting prediction:
Usyk 7-12 Round Betting

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(odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October)


Usyk has won all seventeen of his professional bouts and 13 of those have been by a knockout.

He is one of the top performers around at the moment, The Ring having him as the fifth-best pound for pound active fighter.

There is worth to be done of course up at heavyweight after having dominated the Cruiserweight division for so long.

The Ukrainian is generally a slow starter in his fights, and the extra pounds will probably play into that at this level as well.

Even with that, we don’t see this lasting the distance.

For boxing betting, a No option on the fight going the distance is at 4/6* (odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October).


Dereck Chisora Preview – Big test ahead for Del Boy

This would be something for the career of Chisora if he were to pull off a win in this one.

In his last fight, he put David Price on the canvas in October last year. That gave Chisora the vacant WBO InterContinental heavyweight title.

Del Boy was actually really sharp and persistent at the start of that bout with Price. He piled on a lot of early pressure.

This fight was actually supported to happen back in May but it had to get postponed.

Chisora has won his last three fights now since losing to Dillian Whyte in December 2018.

None of Chisora’s last six bouts have gone the distance (W5 L1).

The thing that works in favour of Chisora, a former British heavyweight champion, is that he has the experience at heavyweight.

That’s interesting because it means that Usyk has never faced anyone of Del Boy’s physique or history at the top of the sport.

Chisora’s not someone who is faced by much. But he is a 5/1 underdog in the match outright for this* (odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October).

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Dereck Chisora holds a W32 L9 record in his long career. He has been up against some of the best in the business too.

Del Boy has been in the ring against the likes of Vitali Kiiltcschko, David Haye, Tyson Fury and Kukbrat Pulev.

He was also scheduled to fight Waldiimir Kiltischko in 2010, but twice Klitschko pulled out, which was really strange, but said a lot about the awkward threat of Chisora at the time.

That is a lot of rich experience that he has taken. But how much of that will count against Usyk, who is just a man-mountain of intensity and focus?


Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora Betting Advice

Chisora is a scrapper, a veteran who knows the ropes and how to present himself as an award opponent.

It’s a fascinating set up that he will be taking on Usyk who is only in his second heavyweight contest.

But we see this only going one way. That is Usyk finishing this before the 12 rounds are up.

Usyk is usually a patient fighter early on in his bouts. He will need some time to suss Chisora out a little bit as well.


Key Facts – Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora Betting Tip

  • Oleksandr Usyk is in just his second heavyweight fight
  • Oleksandr Usyk was the undisputed Cruiserweight champion
  • Dereck Chisora has won his last three fights


When the undisputed Cruiserweight champion gets up through the gears, like he did when he heaped it on Tony Bellew in 2018, despite being down on the card early on, he looks unstoppable.

Only two fighters have ever won titles at both Cruiserweight and Heavyweight. If Usyk takes this, it will be fascinating to see how far Usyk can take this journey.

This is not an easy fight for him.

He didn’t look sharp in his first heavyweight fight with Witherspoon, the Ukraine soft around the edge and a bit lethargic with attacks.

He has had time to strip fitter, and we have to support Usyk 7-12 in Round Betting at 9/4* (odds taken 0633 GMT, Thursday, 29th October).


The best betting odds for Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora

Oleksandr Usyk to win: 1/7at Bet365
Dereck Chisora to win: 11/2 at Bet365