Few are surprised that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s retirement appears to be short-lived. Following his April knockout of Dillian Whyte, Fury declared that he would like to make a comeback in the ring against former rival and fellow English great Derek Chisora.
It was Fury’s first fight after concluding his trilogy with Deontay Wilder with back-to-back knockouts, and in the sixth round of their battle, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KO) knocked Whyte out with a masterful uppercut. He has called out Chisora, who he previously defeated by decision in 2011 and by stoppage in 2014. He is now seeking a third fight in a trilogy.
In a video uploaded to Instagram, Fury stated, “You’re running, Derek, from the trilogy.” “You should refer to yourself as chicken if you call yourself a war. I’ve made the decision to return to boxing so that I can make boxing history by becoming the first heavyweight world champion to hold two trilogies. At the end of my career, I’d always promised to take on Derek Chisora.”
Many boxing fans would be dissatisfied with a matchup with Chisora. Chisora (33-12, 23 KO) recently ended a three-fight losing streak with a victory against Kubrat Pulev, despite being well past his prime.
Instead, supporters and the media wanted Fury to focus on a bout with the victor of the impending rematch between Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA, IBF, and WBO champion, and ex-champion Anthony Joshua in order to unify the heavyweight championships.
Fury’s return to the ring does, however, give the prospect of a future fight for the undisputed title more vitality than if Fury were to remain on the sidelines and maintain his retirement.
Fury made no mention of the time or place of his planned fight with Chisora.