Dereck Chisora predicts Joshua vs. Usyk 2 and Fury vs. Whyte
By William Lloyd: Dereck Chisora predicts Anthony Joshua will knockout Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch and leaning in the direction of Tyson Fury defeating Dillian Whyte if that fight takes place.
Chisora says Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) will need a “miracle” for him to beat WBC heavyweight champion Fury. According to Chisora, Whyte will need to move his head a lot and be in excellent condition because Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) is going to be jabbing him nonstop.
Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) has a fight of his own this Saturday night against former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) that he needs to deal with.
Dereck believes that he needs a knockout to beat Parker, given what happened in their previous fight last May in which he lost by a controversial 12 round split decision in Manchester, England.
Parker, 29, wants to make sure he takes the judges out of the equation by knocking out Chisora. It’s been done before by Dillian Whyte and David Haye, but those fights were a long time ago. Chisora is not easy to knockout, particularly by defensive-minded fighters like Parker.
Joshua will KO Usyk
“Anthony [Joshua] is going to knock him out this time,” said Chisora to Boxing Social in picking Joshua to defeat Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch.
“The first one he wanted to box and prove [that he could beat Usyk by outboxing him]. Could you imagine if he [Anthony Joshua] had boxed him and won on point? They would have said, ‘Great fighter.’
“He [Joshua] went back to the drawing board and he’s going to knock him out,” said Chisora.
Joshua is going to bring the fire in the rematch with Usyk, and try and use his size and power to defeat the Ukrainian fighter. Last September, Usyk took advantage of Joshua, trying to box him instead of using his size and strength.
Whyte needs a miracle to beat Fury
“Dillian is going to have to move his head a lot and he’s going to have to be fit because Tyson is going to jab him away,” said Chisora on Tyson Fury’s next potential fight against Dillian Whyte in early 2022.
“So Dillian is going to have to be fit to win this fight. Who do I favor? You always favor the champion because that’s why he’s the champion. Dillian needs a miracle or something unbelievable to win that on points,” said Chisora.
Well, it’s still too early for us to know if Fury will even defend against Whyte next. What could foil the fight from happening is if Eddie Hearn insists on a 55/45 split, which would see Whyte getting 45%.
That’s difficult to imagine Fury and his team agreeing to defend against the less popular Whyte with that type of purse split. Top Rank wants an 80/20 split, and that’s a sign that they don’t feel that Dillian rates a near-even split.
“I’m going to knock him out,” said Chisora in predicting a stoppage victory against Joseph Parker on Saturday. “I’m going to fight the same way. He’s going to fight the same way, he says, so we’ll see.
“I need to knock him out because if I don’t knock him out, I don’t get the victory,” said Chisora.
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