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Anthony Joshua Backs Dereck Chisora To 'Whoop' Dillian Whyte

WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is backing one of his idols, Dereck Chisora, to overcome Dillian Whyte in their scheduled rematch.

The heavyweight rivals will collide for a second time on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

They first met two years ago, with Whyte winning a very close twelve round split decision in a very exciting war. Some observers felt Chisora had done enough to walk away with the win.

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The winner of the fight is slated to become the frontrunner to face Joshua, who is scheduled to return on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London.

"I think Derek is going to whoop Dillian. I want him to," Joshua told Sky Sports.

"I want Chisora to win. I don't want too much good for Dillian because he's an enemy of mine. But I want Dillian to win as well, so we can have our rematch."

The first bout saw both fighters get seriously hurt and come close to being stopped.

Joshua believes the rematch will be even more exciting than their first encounter.

"Can it be as good, this time around? Yes," Joshua said. "I think it will be better, in terms of boxing skill. I think they will be a little more cautious - they know what [each other] can do. They gave a lot and it took a lot of out them last time.

"They learned from the first one. They put a lot on the line. In this second one, they will refine their skills. It will be a lot more technical.

"When it sparks, it will really kick off. When it sparks, it will go crazy because of that passion. They don't like each other. It all comes out in the ring. They can't knock each other out. They have old school granite chins."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bonduu on 12-18-2018

[QUOTE=Stevenubbs;19365934]Daddy hearns is proud of you... sadly there is no room for you on his payroll...[/QUOTE] Mummy Wilder is so proud of you, after 24/7 behind kissing yet when she fights you are too poor and stupid to pay to…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-18-2018

[QUOTE=EnglishOxide;19364599]Whyte, Chisora, Povetkin, Takam, Wlad, Breazeale, Miller, Parker. What do these all have in common? They have the nuts to take their shot at AJ. Fury and Wilder don't want any of it. AJ cannot force them into the ring.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Stevenubbs on 12-18-2018

[QUOTE=EnglishOxide;19364599]Whyte, Chisora, Povetkin, Takam, Wlad, Breazeale, Miller, Parker. What do these all have in common? They have the nuts to take their shot at AJ. Fury and Wilder don't want any of it. AJ cannot force them into the ring.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Stevenubbs on 12-18-2018

[QUOTE=Bonduu;19364194]Delboy or Whyte do not have contracts sitting on their table now do they? Stop taking the piss and tell Beyonc√© the chicken Wilder to sign the two fight contract already, you wilder fan come onto articles on AJ like…

Comment by Oshio on 12-18-2018

Joshua should fight himself come April.

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