Frank Warren revealed WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s motives behind calling out Derek Chisora insisting ‘he wants to be busy’ ahead of a potential undisputed clash further down the line.
Fury’s retirement lasted just shy of four months until he announced via video that he will be returning to the ring.
Despite announcing his retirement in April, ‘The Gypsy King’ has since teased potential return opponents since his last fight against Dillian Whyte, with names such as UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and strongman competitor Thor Bjornsson, at the top of his list.
Yet it was announced by the man himself on Instagram that he is now chasing a trilogy bout with former foe Derek Chisora, with an even more shocking revelation being that Fury’s new trainer will be British featherweight contender and long-time friend, Isaac Lowe.
In an interview with TalkSport, Warren gave further insight into Fury’s thinking behind a third fight with Chisora who he already holds two wins over.
“First of all, nothing’s been done yet. I know they’ve been talking since you know, we had a talk with him, but nothing’s been signed or done.”
“Why? Because he wants to fight, and I think it was about a year or 18 months ago he came out and he gave a list of four or five fights that he wanted to have before he retired, and Derek was on that list.”
“And that’s where he’s at, as we all know in a couple weeks time the rematch is going on in Saudi with AJ and Usyk and Tyson just feels that he wants to be busy.”
An undisputed heavyweight clash has been sought after for years, with fans coming close to seeing one last year when negotiations between Fury and Joshua were ongoing until Deontay Wilder’s arbitration case put a close to any talk of the all British clash.
However, Warren remains optimistic that a Fury-Joshua fight will one day materialise, whether or not ‘AJ’ can come through Usyk second time round:
“I wanna see Joshua win because I’d love to see Joshua in the ring with Tyson, but that’s with my heart, my head says that Usyk will win and he may stop him.”
“Tyson’s got it in his head, in my opinion, that he wants to fight the winner. And he will fight the winner, and then if it be that ‘I’ve done everything I can do, I’ve unified the titles’ if he wins, then what’s there for him.”
“There’s a great fight for him with Joshua. The British public will still go for it and buy into it, so I think that fights always there.”