Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury will come out of retirement for a trilogy with Derek Chisora. Chisora was chosen as the new opponent after a boxing bout with Anthony Joshua fell through.
Tyson Fury had his last boxing match against fellow British boxer Dillian Whyte back in April at Wembley Stadium in London. ‘The Gypsy King’ delivered a heavy right uppercut that grazed Whyte’s face. Whyte immediately lost balance and was knocked out. He tried to continue but could barely stand and the referee called it a day, announcing Fury as the winner.
With that victory, he remained undefeated with an awesome record consisting of 32 wins and one draw. However, Fury hasn’t competed against phenomenal heavyweight boxers such as Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk and fans have been yearning to see him box against them.
Fury was planning to face Anthony Joshua on his ring return. Unfortunately, both teams couldn’t come to an agreement and failed to sign the contract. Fury then turned his attention to his old opponent, Derek Chisora.
Furey defeated Chisora back in 2011 via unanimous decision after exchanging blows for 12 rounds. In their rematch in 2014, Fury marked his second victory against Chisora via corner stoppage in the 11th round.
Tyson Fury said that Chisora needed more credit for putting such a tough front against Oleksandr Usyk in the heavyweight class.
“In my opinion, Chisora at least got a draw with Usyk. So I see Chisora every bit as dangerous as Usyk – if it is Chisora [that I face]. I thought Chisora deserved the draw minimum.” Fury said.
Prior to unretiring Fury was chasing exhibitions against Thor Bjornsson and Francis Ngannou. Ngannou match is something that can happen but no sooner than 2023 due to the fact Ngannou has an active UFC contract until December 2022 – not to mention he’s recovering from ACL surgery.
Helwani was curious if UFC’s reigning heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was an option and if the exhibition is still in play.
“No chance (it’s Francis Ngannou). I think he’s out with a torn ACL. ”
And is that dead? Because you brought him in after your win over …?
“t’s not. It’s not available right now. The man’s injured.”