Derek Chisora has said that his old mate Tyson Fury has been leading the public a merry dance about their potential trilogy clash.
The 38-year-old heavyweight was last in action just last month when he beat Kubrat Pulev in a rematch of their 2016 clash.
Chisora moved to 33-12 (23 KOs) with that win at the O2 Arena in London and has since been targeted by the WBC world champion Fury as he looks to drag his old nemesis into a third outing.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has already beaten Chisora twice, outpointing him in 2011 and then stopping him in 2014, but has long insisted he would face his fellow countryman again.
But that was all in vain after ‘The Gypsy King’, who has relinquished his Ring Magazine title, announced his retirement once more on Friday at the age of 34.
It came less than a week after confirming his return to the sport following his self-imposed sabbatical in the wake of April’s sixth-round stoppage defeat of number one-ranked Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London in a defence of the WBC title that he still holds.
Chisora spoke to Boxing Social about his former opponent:
“Tyson talks so much s**t!”
“Fury’s got bipolar.
“The guy talks waffle and I don’t really care whether the fight happens or doesn’t happen.
Before the revelation from Fury that a deal to face Chisora had been agreed before the latter of the two “moved the goalposts”, Eddie Hearn – the Matchroom head honcho who promotes Chisora – stated that he had knocked back an initial offer from Team Fury.
But ‘Del Boy’ insisted that the fight was never close to being done:
“All I care about is the journey that I’m on at the moment but, in reality, the fight was never close. It was never contracted and Frank Warren didn’t know anything about it.
“Bob Arum didn’t know anything about it and Fury was just talking crap, bro.
“I can’t be disappointed about not getting the fight, just like you can’t be disappointed if the bird you admired goes somewhere else but you never spoke to the bird.
“I’m not disappointed, I’m happy bro.”
You can watch everything Chisroa said here:
Chisora will undoubtedly be back between the ropes at some point in the future as he looks to maintain his position of relevance in the sport’s premier division.