Following some ad-hoc negotiations for a fight earlier this year, it appears there is no love lost between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora.
‘The Gypsy King’ holds two victories over his countryman, and has expressed interest in the past of making it a trilogy before either man hangs up the gloves. Recent back and forth online hinted that the fight might happen but, as things do in boxing, plans fell through.
Apparently with unfinished business, Chisora gatecrashed Fury’s interview in Manchester’s AO Arena after the heavyweight clash between Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker. The moment in the crowd was captured by TalkSPORT.
“You said come down to Manchester and I’ll fight you bare knuckle. You’re talking sh*t – and I told you, I’m here … Don’t send me messages like that.”
Fury responded by bringing up recent negotiations between the pair for a professional boxing match rather than anything unlicensed. He didn’t shy away from the idea, though.
“Why didn’t you sign the contract?”
“I will fight you bare knuckle if you want. No problem. Any time, any place, anywhere. Listen, you got [offered] two million and you refused it.”
Chisora claimed that he was never sent anything, to which Fury said there was no need to send an offer – alluding to a gentleman’s agreement rather than a solid contract. The conversation then moved onto a potential fight that does have one, though – Fury versus Anthony Joshua.
Chisora told his former opponent that, if the fight happens, ‘AJ’ will win. Fury disagreed, saying that he would knock Joshua out inside six rounds, and offering to fight ‘Del-Boy’ in between rounds.
🥊“If the fight happens, AJ’ll win.”
🤣 “I’ll knock him out inside 6 rounds & I’ll fight you in between rounds.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 24, 2022
The back and forth continued, with the pair arguing about opponents, friends, and fighting each other again. It was eventually broken up in a less than calm manner by John Fury, Tyson’s father.
Fury and Chisora’s relationship in the sport has had its ups and downs. Whilst they’ve often appeared to be friendly, this confrontation points to that being a thing of the past – with neither man acting at all like it was set up or in jest.