Derek Chisora wears his ‘WAR paint’ in an incredible Halloween outfit for his weigh-in and a VERY intense face-off with Oleksandr Usyk… but the Ukrainian says he’s not scared off despite coming in almost three stone lighter
- Derek Chisora entered the pre-fight ‘bubble’ on Tuesday ahead of the clash
- He then took part in a final press conference with Oleksandr Usyk on Wednesday
- Now bizarre scenes have struck the build-up with Chisora’s latest appearance
- A mandatory shot at Anthony Joshua awaits the winner of Saturday’s fight
Derek Chisora covered himself in WAR paint and unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade at Oleksandr Usyk as the weigh-in for their heavyweight showdown threatened to boil over on Friday.
The two rivals have shared hugs and compliments during a good-humoured build-up to Saturday’s clash at Wembley Arena.
But the atmosphere turned sour after Chisora unveiled his new look on the scales.
Derek Chisora has bizarrely shown up for his weigh-in ahead of his clash Oleksandr Usyk in white paint and ‘WAR’ written across his chest
The Brit faces his Ukranian counterpart on Saturday in a highly-anticipated showdown
The underdog covered his top half in white body paint and put his own spin on The Joker’s smile – surrounding his mouth and eyes in black.
The two fighters then came face-to-face, with Usyk staring blankly at his opponent as Chisora threw down threats and obscenities.
Security tried in vain to separate them and even had to twist Del Boy’s wrist in a bid to stop the weigh-in descending into violence.
Eventually the fighters came apart but anticipation is building ahead of Saturday’s box-office showdown.
Chisora – who also wore a gumshield and black woolly hat – weighed in at 18st 3lb
Usyk, meanwhile, came in at 15st 7lbs, but insisted he was not scared off despite coming in nearly three stone lighter
Earlier, Chisora – who also wore a gumshield and black woolly hat – weighed in at 18st 3lbs, the heaviest he has come into a fight since his second clash with Dillian Whyte.
Former cruiserweight king Usyk, meanwhile, came in at 15st 7lbs, but insisted he was not scared off despite giving up nearly three stone for only his second heavyweight fight.
Security however were forced to step in as Chisora launched a foul-mouthed tirade on Usyk
‘He kept saying: ‘I know you understand what I’m saying’. Then he kept saying: ‘War, war, war!,’ Usyk told Sky Sports regarding Chisora’s tirade.
On weighing in three stone lighter, he added: ‘That’s exactly the shape I aimed for. It could have been a bit more, but it’s still good. It’s important to make a good statement on Saturday to avoid hesitation from my opponents in the future.
‘Now people say they don’t believe me, they don’t trust me. On Saturday I will make my statement for the heavyweights.’
The Ukrainian Olympic champion is the mandatory challenger to Anthony Joshua’s WBO title but he puts his position on the line against Chisora on Saturday night.
The winner of Saturday’s bout will get a mandatory shot at WBO champion Anthony Joshua
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