This is one of those matchups where neither fighter is particularly good at this stage in their careers but they’re at relatively similar levels of decline. Chisora (33-13, 23 KO) should arguably be winless since 2019; he dropped decisions to Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker (twice) before taking home a narrow split over Kubrat Pulev and subsequently getting molly whipped by Tyson Fury.
Similarly, Washington (20-5, 13 KO), is 2-5 in his last seven, all five losses via knockout, and has competed just twice since a legit 2019 finish of Robert Helenius. He was at least reasonably competitive with Ali Eren Demirezen before going down.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Derek Chisora vs Gerald Washington.
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM BST at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which is 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
Chisora is due to fight Gerald Washington on the undercard, but has since been sharing posts on social media putting himself forward to jump in and face Joshua.
Haye told SecondsOut: "It's funny, I got a call from Derek Chisora about a week ago telling me this exact thing would happen.
"Derek told me a week ago, 'Dillian's gonna fail a drug test'.
"I didn't pay much mind to it, but he was telling me he's fighting AJ a week ago.
"He said to keep it to myself, but I think the news is out there now that Dillian's not the man gonna be in the ring with AJ and Derek's been training for that fight.
"He's brought the same camp, he's brought the same team that he had for the Oleksandr Usyk fight, he hasn't done that since the Usyk fight.
"He knows he's gonna need another Usyk performance where he pushed Usyk harder than AJ pushed him in those 24 rounds that AJ shared with him.
"So very very interesting, I think there should be an announcement at some stage.
"But you know I think it's a great fight Derek always gives value for money."