Tyson Fury has looked to set the record straight about his failed trilogy fight with Derek Chisora.
The WBC heavyweight champion recently excited fight fans when he announced his comeback and set his sights on a third fight with his old pal.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) confirmed last week –– on his 34th birthday –– that he’s retired again, vacating his Ring Magazine heavyweight belt in the process.
Chisora was most recently in action in July at the O2 Arena in London when he outpointed Kubrat Pulev in a rematch of their 2016 clash.
‘Del Boy’ was then targeted by ‘The Gypsy King’, who he had a very public fallout with recently, for a third fight, though the 38-year-old Finchley puncher claimed that the fight was never close.
Fury said in a video posted to social media on Friday, ahead of Saturday’s unified heavyweight world championship rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua:
“I see Del Boy is at it again.”
Usyk and Joshua vie for the recently-relinquished Ring belt of Fury’s as well as the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO baubles the Ukrainian claimed by dethroning ‘AJ’ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London last September.
The return, which could spark Fury back into action in its aftermath, will take place at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia.
Whoever wins will look to set up a hugely lucrative undisputed fight with Fury, who holds the only other piece of real estate in the sport’s premier division. He has consistently talked about boxing again, despite insisting he is done with the sport and was recently served with an ultimatum as WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman gave him until August 26 to confirm his latest sabbatical in writing before considering the status of the green and gold title.
You shit yourself you big sausage @DerekWarChisorapic.twitter.com/btvE9BsTu3
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 19, 2022
Chisora is looked after by Anthony Joshua’s 258 Management company and Fury claimed that they had turned down a huge fee of £2million to face him a third time after having already been beaten in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
“He’s confused because he lost £2m I offered him because stupid 258 said no.
“They wanted £3m. Robert Davies is there to confirm and so is Frank Warren.
Robert Davies is Fury’s personal lawyer, while Warren looks co-promotes Fury in the UK alongside Bob Arum, the Top Rank head honcho who looks after his affairs Stateside and doesn’t believe his retirement is going to be a long-term one.
In his rant against Chisora, Fury continued:
“I’ll show you who wants some smoke, you little s***house. You was offered £2m and you s*** yourself, you big sausage. Carrot! You are a carrot cruncher, you little p****hole.”