“Anthony Joshua is a Massive Admirer of Derek Chisora” – Eddie Hearn

Published 03/13/2020, 11:15 AM EDT


Derek Chisora with a win in his next fight could blow the heavyweight division open. He could face Anthony Joshua next if he manages a win. Derek Chisora is set to face Usyk in his upcoming bout.

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Chisora would emerge as the next possible threat to Anthony’s crown as heavyweight champion if he beats Usyk this May at the O2 Arena in London. But Usyk with this win would become the no. 1 contender in the WBO and inherit the mandatory position. He is right now expecting the next shot at Anthony’s title.

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Derek Chisora and Anthony Joshua -History

Derek Chisora and Anthony Joshua went through the same amateur gym and still hold each other in high esteem and share a great rapport. But if required they would step in the ring against each other. Their fighting instinct will kick in and the title will be their motivating factor.

They would fight. AJ is a massive admirer of Chisora. Growing up at Finchley, Chisora was a hero to AJ. But they will fight, no problem,” Eddie Hearn said in an interview with SkySports.

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Anthony Joshua meanwhile, will take on Kubrat Pulev on the 20th of June. This match is for the World Heavyweight title and Anthony will hope to defend it once again after regaining it against Andy Ruiz Jr.

Usyk vs Chisora would be Usyk’s second time in the heavyweight division. He previously fought in the cruiserweight division and reigned as the undisputed champion. He also owns an Olympic medal along with a Boxing Super Series winner’s trophy.

Usyk vs Chisora will be a thriller. Usyk is the undisputed cruiserweight champion but this is a different game. Hearn said, “If Chisora gets a hold of him, lean on him, slobber on him, this will be really difficult for Usyk. “No none will match Usyk’s feet or skill but does he punch hard enough in the heavyweight division to keep someone like Chisora, a lion, off him? “

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Hearn is confident that Chisora will take this bout. He’s more experienced when it comes to the heavyweight division. However this match goes, it will turn out to be one epic thriller. The winner will probably move on to contend for the title. A lot rides on this fight!

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