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Derek Chisora: Anthony Joshua Will Win Oleksandr Usyk Rematch, Beat Tyson Fury

Derek Chisora says Anthony Joshua will reclaim his IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA titles in his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.

Last year, Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the latter’s heavyweight titles.

Joshua has exercised an immediate rematch clause, with the second outing potentially taking place on a date in April.

“I think AJ wins that second time round. 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 told Talk Sport.

Besides backing Joshua to overcome the rematch with Usyk, he also believes Joshua will overcome a unification with WBC world champion Tyson Fury.

“Tyson Fury. He’s a bigger man, when he’s sat down his hands are probably touching the floor! Fury doesn’t have a power punch, but he’s got the knowledge of boxing.

” When’s 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,” Chisora said.

“I’ll go with AJ [to win]. 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.”

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