Tyson Fury has told Derek Chisora to get the deal done for the pair to fight for the third time.
The WBC heavyweight champion reached out to 258 MGT, which manages ‘Del Boy’, in the hope that a deal can be reached for the pair to clash in a trilogy.
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.
Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, who looks after Chisora promotionally, said last week that Fury’s offer was too low and that he didn’t think the fight would materialise.
But ‘The Gypsy King’ has now gone one step further and issued Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) – who was last seen between the ropes at the O2 Arena in London last month as he beat Kubrat Pulev in a rematch of their 2016 clash – with an ultimatum if he wants to face his former pal, who he had a very public fallout with recently.
Fury tagged Chisora in a post on Instagram saying:
“Get ‘KD’, [Anthony] Joshua’s bag-carrier, to call me and get this deal ironed out, like I’m going to iron you out.
“Not a problem, two seconds, bang, done.”
🔥 “Call me and let me get this deal ironed out, like I’m going iron you out!”@Tyson_Fury, continuing his callout of @DerekWarChisora, is confident that the signing of the contract will take just as long as the fight 😳
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) August 8, 2022
‘KD’, as he’s referred to in Fury’s video, is David Ghansa, who has been the man behind the talks with team Fury over the third fight.
The demand to Chisora from Fury outlines the 33-year-old’s intention to return from the self-imposed hiatus and fight again, despite previously stating that a pot of $500million and a fight with Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, would be the only thing to tempt him to lace up the gloves again – unless a fight against Anthony Joshua at Wembley materialises.
Fury has also flirted with an exhibition bout with former World’s Strongest Man Thor Bjornsson with both men claiming talks had taken place over a November clash.
But it now seems that a fight with Chisora, in a defence of his WBC world title, is top of Fury’s hit list.
Ghansa recently said:
“Tyson’s team have indeed reached out to us about a potential fight towards the end of the year.
“We have held initial discussions with more talks to be scheduled in due course.”