Derek Chisora is backing Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk as well as Tyson Fury.
Joshua lost his heavyweight titles after getting outboxed by Usyk over 12 rounds in their September clash last year.
Many criticized Joshua for trying to outbox the technically superior Usyk who was never in any real trouble over the course of the contest.
“AJ” has since triggered his rematch clause with a second fight expected to take place sometime in the next few months.
Not many are backing Joshua to come out on top in a rematch. Chisora, however, is backing his fellow Briton.
“I think AJ wins that second time round,” Chisora told talkSPORT. “When I spoke to him I asked him if he watched the fight back, he said he only watched four rounds because he didn’t like the way he boxed.
“I asked him what he was going to do [in the rematch], he said: ‘You’ll see.’”
Chisora Backing Anthony Joshua Against Tyson Fury
Should Joshua come out on top against Usyk like Chisora predicts, he could be in line for a long-awaited title unification clash with WBC heavyweight champion Fury.
If Joshua is an underdog against Usyk now, he’ll likely be an even bigger underdog against the undefeated Fury.
However, Chisora believes Joshua can become the first to inflict defeat on Fury provided he goes in with the right game plan.
“Tyson Fury. He’s a bigger man, when he’s sat down his hands are probably touching the floor!” Chisora added. “Fury doesn’t have a power punch, but he’s got the knowledge of boxing. When you box Tyson Fury, if he steps backwards, you instantly step forward and you’re already in his range. If he steps forward and you go backwards you’re still in his range because of his reach. You can’t run away!”
“I’ll go with AJ. AJ’s power punch is unbelievable. If AJ fights Fury, he has to go on him straight away, blast him out. He can’t box him. If he boxes with him, he loses. If you give Fury time on the ball then you’re in trouble.”
Do you agree that Anthony Joshua could not only defeat Oleksandr Usyk but Tyson Fury as well?