I’ve shared the ring with Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte… I predict the fight will end in a stoppage by round nine

ANTHONY JOSHUA and Dillian Whyte will renew a bitter heavyweight rivalry when they share the ring again.

Whyte defeated Joshua in an amateur bout in 2009 but was stopped in the pro ranks six years later.

Whyte has twice beaten heavyweight rival Chisora ​​in the ring

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Whyte has twice beaten heavyweight rival Chisora ​​in the ringPhoto credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Anthony Joshua with pal Derek Chisora

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Anthony Joshua with pal Derek ChisoraCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

Now they will decide on August 12th at the O2 Arena in a match both men must win.

Derek Chisora ​​had two thrillers with 35-year-old Whyte, losing the first on points in 2016 before bowing out two years later.

And he’s also shared the ring with AJ on occasion in sparring, putting him well placed to predict the fight.

Chisora, 39, said: “There are already so many factors at play in this matter.

“The fight goes on for five more weeks. AJ flies eight hours to Las Vegas.”

“He’ll get there, jet lagged, get tired and come back here for another eight-hour fight when Dillian will be in London and training in Manchester.”

“I think Dillian will cause some excitement for AJ in the first two or three rounds, but AJ will just bite his mouthguard and in the eighth round Dillian is out.”

Joshua, 33, goes into the rematch knowing he risks a superfight against Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia.

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But AJ refused to look at Wilder, 37, or Tyson Fury, 34, as he pounded on the pair.

He said: “Wilder and the others have been racking my brain for years, you’ve seen the shenanigans at heavyweight now – even when Fury said he was training for Usyk you can spot all the lies going on so did I.” Don’t waste my time with time wasters.

“I just want to fight, keep going. I’m turning 34 this year, let’s keep going while I’m here. I won’t waste my time waiting and chasing after people.

“Even the amateurs could see the trajectory I was on; I’m ready to throw myself, ready to put my neck on the line and fight anyone, and I still am.”

Anthony Joshua defeated Dillian Whyte in 2015

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Anthony Joshua defeated Dillian Whyte in 2015Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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