Tyson Fury appears to be setting his sights on a third fight with Derek Chisora as he brings a swift end to the retirement from boxing he announced earlier this year.
The WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion said he was hanging up the gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April.
He has not relinquished his belts since then and has been linked with fighting either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, depending on what happens in their rematch this month.
Either fight would be huge, but now Fury appears to be keen on a bout which would not quite catch the imagination so much, given that he has already fought and beaten Chisora twice.
Despite this, Fury confirmed that there is an offer on the table for his old foe and tried to goad Chisora into signing up for it.
Fury said in an Instagram video: ‘This one goes out to Derek “the s***house” Chisora. You are running Derek from the trilogy. Call yourself “War” but you should call yourself chicken.
‘You are running from a trilogy and a career highest payday. Get the f***ing contract signed, stop being a sh**house.’
Chisora looked like he was heading towards retirement after three losses on the spin to Usyk and Joseph Parker (twice) over 2020-21, but he snapped his skid with a split decision win over Kubrat Pulev in July.
However, it is not the fight that most boxing fans will want to see Fury take, with the possibility of heavyweight unification against the winner of Usyk vs Joshua II.
Fury and Chisora first met way back in 2011 when Del Boy suffered his first professional defeat, losing his British and Commonwealth titles to the Gypsy King in the process.
It was a shorter night when they met again in 2014, with Fury turning a unanimous decision victory into a 10th round stoppage.
Fury has gone on to win every heavyweight world championship title available to him, taking his record to 32-0-1, while Chisora has lost seven times since their last meeting and his pro career stands at 33-12.
Bob Arum, the Gypsy King’s US promoter, has suggested there are other plans for his client and he would like to see Fury face Usyk next, providing the Ukrainian beats Joshua for a second time.
‘I’ll let you know in a few weeks when the Usyk vs Joshua fight takes place,’ Arum told the Barbershop Conversations.
‘I’m hoping that Usyk wins because I’ve talked with his people, and I think they would be anxious to fight Tyson Fury and I would hope to do that fight in December maybe or early next year.’
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