Tyson Fury hasn’t taken kindly to Derek Chisora’s prediction that Anthony Joshua would beat him if the two ever fight.
Chisora is well acquainted with both British heavyweights, having fought Fury on two occasions, while he has taken part in sparring sessions with Joshua in the past.
The 38-year-old was unsuccessful in both of his fights against Fury, but predicted on TalkSport that Joshua would beat the WBC heavyweight champion if the two ever come face-to-face.
“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” #muhammadali pic.twitter.com/0Z8QQtUfne
— Derek Chisora 🥊 (@DerekWarChisora) November 6, 2019
‘AJ’s power punch is unbelievable.’
“I’ll go with AJ. AJ’s power punch is unbelievable,” Chisora said of a possible fight between Fury and Joshua.
“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.”
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 14, 2022
Tyson Fury responds to Derek Chisora.
Fury didn’t take too long to issue a response to Chisora’s comments, taking to social media to say that he would have no trouble in beating Joshua, while predicting that Oleksandr Usyk will beat the Olympic gold medalist for a second time in the pair’s rematch.
“This is a message for Derek Chisora. I’ve just seen that you said you think AJ would blast me out. Never in a million years,” Fury said.
“If the biggest puncher in history [Deontay Wilder] couldn’t blast me out and Wladimir Klitschko couldn’t blast me out, a big old bodybuilder can’t blast me out, my friend.
“So Del, he ain’t got the bottle to fight Usyk again. Usyk will smash him next time properly. Never mind beat him on points, he’ll knock him out.”