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Tyson Fury decides to come out of retirement ; wants trilogy with Dereck Chisora

Tyson Fury is one of the most decorated heavyweight boxers of this generation. He proved it once again in April following his knockout victory over Dillan Whyte to defend his WBC title. After putting on a show at Wembley in front of 94 thousand local fans, he decided it was the right time to close the curtains on an illustrious career. However only few believed that he was retired for good.

There is no man on the planet who has been able to defeat the Gypsy king inside the boxing ring yet. Deontay Wilder did come close when they fought back in December of 2018. However, Fury’s recent decision to come back to boxing did not surprise many because there are interesting fights out there waiting for him. One of the fights which Fury would be watching closely is Oleksandr Usyk versus Anthony Joshua which takes place on August 20th. This is a fight which will excite the fans because it will unify the heavyweight division. There is also a chance to set up a super fight between the two brits if Joshua can get his revenge on Usyk come Saturday night. This would arguably be one of the gigantic fights in the history of British boxing. Tyson Fury was certainly interested in fighting the winner of Joshua vs Usyk but the Gypsy King claimed he would only fight for the right price.

Fury was due to fight Joshua for the undisputed championships last year, but he was forced to postpone his plans and face a trilogy with Deontay Wilder. Now Joshua must overturn his recent loss against Usyk to set up a showdown for all four major belts.

Nonetheless, in a recent turn of events what surprised the boxing fans was Fury calling out his old rival Dereck Chisora for a trilogy fight rather than face the winner of Usyk vs Joshua 2. It was expected of Fury to get out of his retirement as he is a fighting man, and it will be hard for him to call it quits when he is at the peak of his powers. Now he wants to face his old pal Chisora who he has already beaten twice in his career. He also mentioned his new trainer for this trilogy fight Isaac Lowe having been coached for the last three fights by Sugar Hill.

Chisora informed Fury that to make the bout official, he must first speak with his promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum, believing that the arrangement is still far from being finalized. The heavyweight world champion hasn't spoken to Arum or Warren too often lately because he's gone on a speaking tour of the UK.

Shortly after Chisora's update, Fury responded to Chisora in a video, saying that he didn't need to talk to Warren or Arum. Additionally, he assured his erstwhile friend that a contract will be delivered within the following week for him to sign.

The fight between Chisora and Fury is being targeted for December in Cardiff, Wales but this fight will get mixed reviews from the fans around the globe. Fury convincingly beat Chisora when they fought twice previously so there is no sense to make this fight happen unless Fury wants to stay active to face the winner of Usyk versus Joshua.

Chisora recently ended a three-fight losing streak by defeating Kubrat Pulev at London's O2 stadium last month, and he might now be in line for a world title shot. He lost against the current unified champion Oleksandr Usyk and twice-defeated champion Joseph Parker, but despite his losses, he has continued to compete on a global scale.

It remains to be seen whether this fight will get official, or this is another one of Gypsy king’s bluffs to play with the media. It could be a mind game as well from Fury to distract his future possible opponents while they are in the camp fighting to set up a unification bout against Fury. The fight which makes the most sense would be the winner of Joshua versus Usyk facing Tyson Fury next year. If Fury manages to stay unbeaten in that bout there is no doubt that he will be ranked among the best boxers in the history of this sport. Let us know about your thoughts in the comments as to who Tyson Fury should face next.


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