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Derek Chisora Changes Prediction for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk After Fighting Both Men

Chisora's Previous Claim

British boxer Derek Chisora has reversed his previous prediction about the outcome of the upcoming heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. The two fighters will square off in Saudi Arabia on February 17 in a bid to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Chisora's Experience

Chisora, who has fought both Fury and Usyk in the past, is now uncertain about the outcome of the highly-anticipated fight. He lost to Fury in 2011 and 2014, and was defeated by Usyk in 2020. Chisora faced Fury for the third time last year and was stopped in the 10th round.

Changing Opinion

Chisora previously expressed confidence in Fury's victory, citing his size and reach advantage. However, after Fury's lackluster win over Francis Ngannou last month, Chisora has become less certain. He recently stated in an interview that it's hard to predict the outcome of the fight due to the short camp and potential injuries.

Reflecting on Fury's Performance

Chisora also commented on Fury's last fight, describing it as "not a good fight" but acknowledging his win. He mentioned that Fury had a bad day but was able to come back and secure the victory. Chisora emphasized the importance of performing well in boxing, stating that a bad day can't lead to a win.

The Fight Details

The Fury vs Usyk fight is expected to be a lucrative event for both fighters. Fury is set to earn £50 million from the bout, with the possibility of an additional £50 million if a rematch clause is activated. Usyk, on the other hand, enters the fight with an undefeated record of 21 wins, while Fury has an unbeaten record of 34 wins and one draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018.