Tyson Fury explains decision to come out of retirement to fight Derek Chisora
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury took to social media to give his odd rationale for his decision to come out of brief retirement.
‘The Gypsy King’ Fury says he’s returning to the ring to make “history” by becoming the first heavyweight champion to participate in two trilogies during his career.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) plans on going through with his decision to face the 38-year-old Derek ‘War’ Chisora in a trilogy match. Tyson didn’t say whether this would be an exhibition match or if he’ll be given clearance from the WBC to defend his belt against the non-contender Chisora.
The promoters for the Fury vs. Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) fight have to be less than excited about putting this albatross on because it’s not going to sell. Chisora has three out of his last four fights and looks badly washed up at this late stage in his 15-year career.
It could prove to be impossible for the Fury-Chisora fight to turn a profit because it’s one that won’t sell.
Normally when fighters have trilogy matches, the first two fights are split between them. The trilogy is meant as a rubber match to settle who is the better fighter of the two. In this case, Fury easily beat Chisora in their first two fights, which makes it pointless for there to be a third.
“I decided to come back to boxing because I can become the first heavyweight champ in history two have two trilogies. One with Deontay Wilder, and the second one Dereck Chisora,” said Tyson Fury on social media on Tuesday.
“I always said I’d fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career, and here we are breaking all records,” said Fury.
Chisora is coming off a 12 round split decision win over 41-year-old Kubrat Pulev last July at the O2 Arena in London. That was a fight in which both guys looked as old as the hills, making it difficult to determine who the better man was at the end.
Chisora has gone 13-7 since his second loss to Fury in 2014. The wins that Chisora has collected has come against lower level opposition for the most part.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 9, 2022
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