Anthony Joshua is making “all the right noises” after sparring with Derek Chisora, according to David Haye.
Joshua is three-and-a-half weeks away from his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr with the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles at stake on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and was joined in training by Chisora last week.
Chisora recently stopped David Price and, as he chases a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, went to sharpen his tools alongside Joshua who he once shared an amateur gym with.
Ruiz Jr is also expecting to weigh-in lighter than the 19st 11lbs frame that he hit before beating Joshua last time.
Chisora, meanwhile, has delighted his manager Haye by not slipping back into his bad habits between fights.
A fight against Usyk “makes sense” according to Haye, particularly with the WBO belt at stake if it is vacated by the winner of Ruiz Jr vs Joshua.
But Usyk, who previously intended to fight for a heavyweight title in his next fight, opened the door to a non-title meeting with Chisora to avoid a lay-off.
It was also confirmed Steve Broughton, introduced as Chisora’s latest trainer just days before his win against Price, would continue in his role.