Derek Chisora gatecrashed an interview with Anthony Joshua during his heavyweight rematch fight week.
The 38-year-old, who also campaigns at heavyweight and was last in action a month ago at the O2 Arena in London, is in Saudi Arabia ahead of ‘AJ’s’ clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
Olympic champion Joshua, who won the gold medal at London 2012, faces the Ukrainian at the Jeddah Superdome as he looks to exact revenge after last September’s defeat.
Usyk, who shared the ring with Chisora back in 2020, dethroned Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London 11 months ago and picked up the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO world titles.
Spencer Oliver, the former European super-bantamweight champion, was interviewing Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) before the fight and ‘Del Boy’ – who lost to Usyk on points and most recently outpointed Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev in a rematch of their 2016 clash, entered the interview carrying a chair.
He placed it down and then helped Oliver up onto it, meaning he was suddenly looking down on ‘AJ’, who burst out laughing.
When @DerekWarChisora gate crashed our interview with Anthony Joshua… 🚨
To give a chair to @SpencerOliver! 😭
This is brilliant! 🤣🤣 #UsykJoshua2pic.twitter.com/EgRbPEuA3Y
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 17, 2022
In a final dig to Oliver, Chisora told AJ:
“Do me a favour, when the interview finishes – help him to come down”
Before the interview was gatecrashed, Joshua told Oliver, who is on the ground in Saudi for host national radio broadcaster talkSPORT:
“At the end of the day, I’m the taller man, I’ve got a longer reach, so he’s got to come into my range.”
“I could say I’m going to do that, I could say I’m going to sit on his chest and use my size in a different way.”
“I’m definitely the bigger man, I can keep it rangy, I can keep it short. It is just competing at the highest level.”
The second clash with the former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk will be Joshua’s first without long-time mentor Robert McCracken in the corner after he jettisoned him in the wake of the defeat nearly a year ago.
Robert Garcia was the man brought in to work alongside Angel Fernandez in the corner and Joshua believes he has been a positive influence on him as he goes into what is undoubtedly the biggest fight of his glittering career.
“It is hard to adapt to someone’s whole style in the space of three or four months, but he’s definitely shown me a lot and he’s been a massive help.”