Derek Chisora DEFENDS Anthony Joshua’s Disastrous Tactics Against Oleksandr Usyk
Derek Chisora DEFENDS Anthony Joshua’s disastrous tactics against Oleksandr Usyk as British veteran insists there was ‘nothing wrong’ with plan to outbox cunning Ukrainian
- Derek Chisora has jumped to Anthony Joshua’s defense for his doomed tactics
- Joshua, 31, lost his heavyweight titles after being knocked out by Oleksandr Usyk
- The British fighter’s decision to engage in a tactical battle failed miserably
- But veteran Chisora, 37, insists there was ‘nothing wrong’ with AJ .’s plan
Derek Chisora has jumped to Anthony Joshua’s defense over the 31-year-old’s disastrous plan to defeat Oleksandr Usyk in his heavyweight defeat last Saturday.
Joshua’s decision to ditch his raw power and destructive combinations in favor of a more cautious, tactical approach has left a number of fans and pundits stunned in the wake of his disappointing performance.
The dominant nature of Usyk’s unanimous points win has led most onlookers to dismiss AJ’s chances of avenging the defeat in a rematch, likely to take place early next year, to AJ.
Derek Chisora has jumped to Anthony Joshua’s defense after his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk
But British veteran Chisora, who spent the last week of AJ’s camp with him at his training base, is adamant that Joshua will win the rematch, insisting there was “nothing wrong” with the game plan.
“He wanted to box the boxer. And if it had gone perfectly and he had won, we would all call him a genius,” Chisora said BT Sport.
“It went the other way, so we’re going back to the drawing board and he’ll do it right next time.
The 31-year-old’s decision to try to outbox the wily Ukrainian has drawn much criticism
However, Chisora (right) says there was ‘nothing wrong’ with Joshua’s (left) game plan
“The game plan was the game plan they were working on, it’s not like he came up with it that day in the ring, this is what they’ve been working on for the past five or six months.
“There was nothing wrong with the game plan, but it just didn’t work enough.
“He could do it in the rematch, it’s all up to him. He doesn’t need to change drastically, he just needs to work more and put in more power.’
The heavyweight veteran, 37, is confident Joshua can avenge his defeat in the rematch
Chisora used a much rougher approach when he took on Usyk last year, causing the 34-year-old problems with his size and weight advantage, but the Ukrainian weathered the storm and took the points win.
“He had his own plan to beat him at boxing,” Chisora added. “My plan was to rough him up. I trained to rough up Usyk, he didn’t train to rough up Usyk.
“It just went the wrong way on the night, but I think the rematch will be a great fight.”