Anthony Joshua signs Derek Chisora to management company at perfect time ahead of fight against Oleksandr Usyk
ANTHONY JOSHUA has signed former beginner team-mate and sparring accomplice Derek Chisora – at the perfect time earlier than combating Oleksandr Usyk.
AJ’s 258 Management have introduced the acquisition of Chisora, who simply amicably left former rival David Haye’s steady.
Joshua used to lookup to the heavyweight veteran when he first walked into the Finchley Amateur Boxing Club.
But now, he’s the boss after including Chisora to his management staff, the place they are going to now information his profession.
Freddie Cunningham of 258 mentioned: “The partnership with Derek, his staff and 258 isn’t one of out the blue.
“We have recognized one another for 20 years now, from contained in the fitness center to exterior we’ve got been linked and at all times regarded to assist one another the place we will.
“We are all really excited to formalise a working relationship, work with his existing team and create new opportunities for him.”
Joshua, 31, used Chisora, 37, for sparring earlier than he reclaimed his heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz Jr, 32, in December 2019.
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And he might once more name on his buddy for some assist and inside information on his subsequent opponent.
Chisora took slippery southpaw Usyk, 34, to factors however misplaced in October 2020, gaining a full perception on the Ukrainian.
And that might come in useful tactically when AJ walks to the ring to defend his unified belts against his obligatory challenger on September 25.
For Chisora, he’s in talks to rematch former WBO champion Joseph Parker, the person Joshua beat in 2018.
Parker, 29, received the primary fight in May by split-decision with many feeling, even Chisora’s biggest rival Dillian Whyte, that the decision was mistaken.
It leaves a rating to be settled in a possible rematch between the pair.