Derek Chisora: Heavyweight signed by Anthony Joshua’s management company 258 MGT

Derek Chisora: Heavyweight signed by Anthony Joshua’s management company 258 MGT


Anthony Joshua indicators Derek Chisora to his management company… lower than two weeks earlier than he fights the Brit’s former foe Oleksandr Usyk

  • Anthony Joshua’s management workforce have signed heavyweight Derek Chisora 
  • Joshua and Chisora first met years in the past on the Finchley novice health club 
  • Chisora is looking for a rematch after his most up-to-date defeat to Joseph Parker
  • Joshua is ready to tackle Chisora’s former foe Oleksandr Usyk on September 25


Heavyweight Derek Chisora has signed with 258 MGT, the management company owned by Anthony Joshua, lower than two weeks earlier than the heavyweight champion takes on Oleksandr Usyk. 

Chisora’s most up-to-date outing got here in a controversial unanimous choice defeat to Joseph Parker in May this 12 months, after which he amicably break up with David Haye, with the choice introduced in a joint assertion. 

The British heavyweight has since known as for a rematch with the New Zealander, and has now teamed up with long-term acquaintance Joshua, who he first met plenty of years in the past on the Finchley novice health club. 

Derek Chisora (right) has signed for Anthony Joshua's (left) management team, 258 MGT

Derek Chisora (proper) has signed for Anthony Joshua’s (left) management workforce, 258 MGT

‘The recreation remains to be the identical simply with the brand new management workforce,’ Chisora stated. ‘Looking ahead to doing good enterprise with 258. War Chisora!’ 

Meanwhile, 258 MGT managing director Freddie Cunningham stated: ‘Derek has huge expertise of the sport and has seen the entire business from the front-line. 

‘We are simply actually pleased with all that have. He feels the 258 workforce can add to what he’s doing. 

‘We are excited to get going and trying to negotiate and construct as much as huge fights earlier than the 12 months is out.’ 

Derek Chisora most recently fell to a unanimous decision defeat to Joseph Parker

Derek Chisora most just lately fell to a unanimous choice defeat to Joseph Parker

The British heavyweight has called for a rematch, after knocking Parker down in the first round

The British heavyweight has known as for a rematch, after knocking Parker down within the first spherical

Joshua, who turned skilled in 2013 – the 12 months after Chisora misplaced to each Vitali Klitschko and Haye – sparred with the 37-year-old within the build-up to his rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019. 

And his experience may as soon as once more come in useful, with Joshua set to tackle heavyweight contender Usyk in lower than two weeks on September 25. 

Usyk moved as much as heavyweight after claiming all of the belts within the cruiserweight division and took on Chisora in his first significant bout within the division. 

The Ukrainian was the overwhelming favorite however Chisora definitely brought on him issues, regardless of finally falling to a unanimous choice defeat. 

Joshua now appears to be like at hand Usyk his first profession defeat and take one other step in the direction of an all-British undisputed showdown towards rival Tyson Fury.  

Chisora fell to a unanimous decision defeat to Oleksandr Usyk back in October 2020

Chisora fell to a unanimous choice defeat to Oleksandr Usyk again in October 2020

As for Chisora, the Brit has plenty of choices obtainable to him after signing his new deal. 

David Higgins, Parker’s supervisor, just lately acknowledged he expects a suggestion to struggle Chisora as soon as extra, which he insists they’ll entertain if the phrases are acceptable. 

Meanwhile, Fury – who Chisora has misplaced to on two events – included the veteran heavyweight as he outlined his dream subsequent 5 fights. 

‘We’ll do Wilder on October 9, we’ll do Dillian Whyte someday in December that is undoubtedly going to occur – I’m going to splatter him for certain – then I’ll do the massive bodybuilder [Joshua] in March in Saudi Arabia,’ he informed BT Sport.

‘Then we’ll come again and do a bodybuilder rematch struggle in September or one thing, then I’ll struggle previous Del Boy [Chisora] once more make it third time fortunate ultimately of the 12 months possibly December once more. 

‘Why not, get three victories over him, he is truly doing effectively now so I’m actually happy with him.’

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