By: Sean Crose
Sometimes it’s best not to bother asking why.
After beating Derek Chisora twice in the ring, WBC heavyweight and world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is openly looking for a third bout with his British colleague. No matter what Fury told everyone he was retired. The man wanted Chisora for a third time. This could, of course, have to do with Fury wanting to face the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua rematch later this month. It’s going to be a while before Fury can really make it through the ring to face either of those men – and he may want to stay sharp in the meantime.
Fury said in a short video released on Monday: “This one comes out Derek the shithouse Chisora. “You’re running, Derek, from the trio. Call yourself “War,” but you should call yourself a chicken, because you’re running from a trio, from one of the highest paying days of your career. Sign a damn contract, stop being the bad guy. The first time Tyson and Chisora met was in 2011. The boxer known as the “King of Gypsy” won that fight. Fury went on to win their next bout, which happened in 2014, by stopping.
Matchroom Honcho Eddie Hearn, a promoter for Chisora, said the Fury team sent an offer along. “That’s not enough money,” Hearn said Social boxing “I’m not sure we’ll see that fight.” Chisora’s final matchup was an impressive decisive win in July against Kubrat Pulev, who had previously knocked him out when the two first met in 2016. It was the first of four. matches, Chisora emerges from the victor – although, to be fair, the majority of his 12 losses have come from notable matches. He may have failed rounds on his résumé, but Chisora is far from being a low-level martial artist.
As for Fury, his one-shot punch that knocked out Dillian Whyte this past April has shocked many around the world. Fury was supposed to win, sure, but Whyte is a perennial and quite talented contender. No one expected the abrupt, destructive conclusions Fury would draw. Since then, of course, Fury has stated that he is no longer fighting, although it is now clear that the man is willing and eager to fight again. However, who his next opponent will be remains to be seen.