Up-and-comer Johnny Fisher has been in with some of the best domestic talent the heavyweight division has to offer.
Going by how many fans Fisher attracts to his fights, it’s easy to forget that he’s only 23 with 7 pro fights under his belt. With steady steps up in competition, it’s clear to see that the young man from Romford is dedicated to improving his trade – and he’s doing that not only with in-ring experience, but by sparring some of the best of British.
Fisher has had the pleasure of helping the likes of Tyson Fury, Joe Joyce, and Daniel Dubois prepare for fights. He revealed to TalkSPORT that, out of his many sparring partners, young Dubois hits the hardest.
“Daniel Dubois is probably the heaviest hitter I’ve ever been in with, he’s a very powerful puncher. I got some rounds with him recently and it’s always good to train with somebody who is just about hitting that world title level now, hopefully he’ll get to challenge for a world title. He’s still a young guy himself, so it’s good to get some rounds from him and learn from him.”
Dubois is WBA Regular Champion, meaning he’s well-placed for big, meaningful fights in 2023 should he fancy them. He’s coming off a nail-biting victory over former-cruiserweight, Kevin Lerena – one which, despite his confirmed power, made many fans call for steady challenges rather than a dive in to the deep end of the division.
As for that deep end, Fisher had praise for both Joyce and Fury, too.
“Me and Joe Joyce have had some really good fire fights, not just sparring but we proper go hammer and tongs. I’ve also got to give a mention to Tyson Fury, who is obviously top of the pile.
I’ve only sparred him a couple of times, but the knowledge that he gave me and the advice that he and his dad were giving me, I was very grateful for that. He’s the top of the mountain, so I guess he’s the best all-round fighter to spar.”
Joyce capped off 2022 with an extremely impressive stoppage victory over former-champion, Joseph Parker. Now an Interim Champion, he’s knocking on the door of the world titles.
Whilst a fight with Fury now seems likely for mid 2023, the big man from Morecambe has other immediate plans. Following a victory over Derek Chisora, Fury is now tumbling towards a undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk.
As for Fisher, his next ring outing hasn’t been announced, but with friends like these, we can only expect more improvements.