Upstart Johnny Fisher has joined some of the best domestic talent the weight class has to offer.
Given the number of fans Fisher attracts to his games, it’s easy to forget that he’s only 23 years old with seven professional fights. With his steady strides in competition, it is clear that the young man from Romford is dedicated to improving his trading – and he is doing so not only with his experience in the ring but also by against some of Britain’s best tennis players.
Fisher has been happy to help the likes of Tyson Fury, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois prepare for fights. He revealed to TalkSPORT that, of his many fighting partners, the young Dubois was the heaviest.
“Daniel Dubois is probably the heaviest fighter I’ve ever fought, he’s a very strong fighter. I played a few rounds with him recently and it’s good to be training with someone who’s about to hit that world title level right now, hopefully he’ll be challenged for a world title. He’s still a young man himself, so it’s good to see him for a few rounds and learn from him.”
Dubois is a WBA Regular Champion, meaning he’s well positioned for big, meaningful fights in 2023 if he likes them. He’s about to have a crunch victory over former cruiser runner, Kevin Lerena — one that, despite his claimed prowess, has many fans calling for the challenge more often than rushing to the very bottom of the division.
As for that poignant ending, Fisher also paid tribute to both Joyce and Fury.
“Me and Joe Joyce had some really good gunfights, not just gunfights but hammer and tongs. I must also mention Tyson Fury, who is clearly at the top of the charts.
I’ve only played him a few times, but for the knowledge he gave me and the advice he and his father gave me, I’m grateful for that. He’s the top of the mountain, so I guess he’s the best all-rounder to fight.”
Joyce ended 2022 with an impressive overtime victory over former champion Joseph Parker. Now an Interim Champion, he is knocking on the door of world titles.
While the battle with Fury seems likely to take place in mid-2023, the Morecambe big man has other immediate plans. After his win over Derek Chisora, Fury is now heading for an undisputed showdown with Oleksandr Usyk.
As for Fisher, his next appearance is yet to be announced, but with friends like this, we can only expect even more improvements.