Joshua calls Usyk one of best fighters in his generation

Joshua calls Usyk one of best fighters in his generation

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has said he considers Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk one of the best fighters in his generation.

He also estimated Usyk's chances in a fight against Briton Dereck Chisora, according to

"I was at a fight with Dillian [Whyte] and Chisora, or the two fights actually. And that Chisora will give Usyk problems. I watched a David Price and Chisora fight, and I thought: 'Why isn't Price controlling Chisora?' But when I sparred with Chisora, I realized that the guy is strong enough. He's not a joke. I give Dillian credit for dealing with him twice, for 12 and 11 rounds. To control Chisora for 12 and 11 rounds takes some doing. Yes, Usyk is moving well [...] but if Chisora is not worried about Usyk's power, Usyk may run into a few problems. Usyk is one of the best fighters one has ever seen in this generation. So it puts up in the air for a 50-50 fight," Joshua said.


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