Tyson Fury wants to give Derek Chisora a final crack at the world heavyweight title after running out of options for a UK comeback.
Fury got pigeon-holed into looking for a new UK challenger after completing a trilogy with Deontay Wilder and missing out on Anthony Joshua. Therefore, “The Gypsy King” is willing to gift Chisora a championship chance.
Fury vs Chisora
In a gesture dating back to when Fury returned from a dark time in his life, Chisora could be next for an all-UK battle.
“I’ll fight Wallin, Wilder, Wilder, and the winner of Ruiz-Joshua if they’re available,” said Fury to BT Sport in 2019.
“If not, I’ll give Del Boy [Dereck Chisora] another shot. He [Deontay] can’t fight anybody else because his name is on a contract with mine.”
The current WBC titleholder, Fury, will return before the end of the year. Due to Chisora beating Kubrat Pulev recently, “War” is set for a WBC rankings boost to make him eligible as a voluntary.
In July’s ratings, Chisora was at 18. The Pulev win enables the Londoner to at least be in the top fifteen and on course to fight Fury.
Fury updated fans on his plans for Chisora, which will happen under a new trainer. SugarHill Steward is no longer part of the team as friend Isaac Lowe comes in for his first coaching job.
“I’ve decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight champion in history to have two trilogies. One with Deontay Wilder and the second with Derek Chisora,” Fury said.
“I always said I’d fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career. Here we are, breaking all records again, setting precedents.”
On leaving Steward, Fury focused more on teaming up with Lowe when adding: “Issac’s always been there. He’s always given me information.
“He knows me better than anyone on the planet. We make a great team.
“We’ve always been together. We’re going to finish this out together. We have always been together, and here we are about to take on a massive, massive event.”
Fury vs Chisora – The Unwarranted Trilogy
Chisora has since responded to reports Fury sent an offer rebuffed by his team.
“Tyson, stop talking s****, mate,” stated Chisora. “Phone Mummy and Daddy.
“Mummy is Frank Warren. Daddy is f****** Bob Arum. Tell them you want to hang out with me and send me the paperwork, b****.”
Fury vs Chisora 3 is the trilogy nobody wants, though, after the two-time champion dominated both times.
Chisora went the distance in a drab 2011 contest. Three years later, Fury stopped him in ten rounds.
Fan reaction is that a third installment is not needed whatsoever.
WBC heavyweight rankings – July 2022
1 Deontay Wilder US
2 Joe Joyce GB SILVER/BBBofC/COMM
3 Joseph Parker New Zealand
4 Frank Sanchez Cuba CONTINENTAL AMERICAS
5 Andy Ruiz Jr. Mexico/US
6 Arslanbek Makhmudov Russia/Canada NABF
7 Dillian Whyte GB
8 Luis Ortiz Cuba
9 Otto Wallin Sweden
10 Robert Helenius Finland
11 Martin Bakole Congo/GB 3
12 Zhan Kossobutskiy Kazakhstan INTL *CBP/P -1
13 Michael Hunter US -1
14 Filip Hrgovic Croatia -1
15 Agit Kabayel Germany
16 Tony Yoka France
17 Kubrat Pulev Bulgaria
18 Dereck Chisora GB
19 Efe Ajagba Nigeria/US
20 Bakhodir Jalolov Uzbekistan 12
21 Vladyslav Sirenko Ukraine ABCO -1
22 Murat Gassiev Russia -1
23 Jared Anderson US -1
24 Hughie Fury GB -1
25 Carlos Takam Cameroon -1
26 Charles Martin US -1
27 Zhilei Zhang China -1
28 Kevin Lerena South Africa -1
29 Justis Huni Australia AUSTRALASIA/OPBF *
30 Simon Kean Canada -2
31 Steven Shaw US -2
32 Jose Larduet Cuba INTL Silver -2
33 Sergey Kuzmin Russia -2
34 Fabio Wardley GB
35 Oleksandr Zakhozhy Ukraine/Germany 1
36 Ali Eren Demirezen Turkey 1
37 Jerry Forrest US 1
38 Peter Kadiru Germany 1
39 James Kenzie Morrison US) USNB USNBC 1
40 Chris Thompson South Africa ABU *