Ever since announcing his plan to retire in the lead-up to the Dillian Whyte fight earlier this year, Tyson Fury has had a lot of fun teasing fans when it comes to his future in the sport. ‘The Gypsy King’ is the master of trash talk and he’s also pretty good at self-marketing, which is one of the many reasons why fans hang onto his every word.
The expectation was that if he did step back into the squared circle, it would be to take on the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 or perhaps Francis Ngannou in a mixed rules fight.
Alas, Fury always likes to surprise us, which is exactly what he did when revealing that he wants to take on Derek Chisora in a trilogy bout.
Fury already holds a 2-0 record over Chisora in their series, although ‘Del Boy’ did get back in the win column against Kubrat Pulev last month.
Otto Wallin, who also features heavily in the recent history of Fury, had his own thoughts on the matter during a recent interview.
“I deserved it [a rematch] with my performance in the first fight,” Wallin said.
“When I fought Fury, I had never been on that level before, and I had only fought one round in 18 months prior to that fight. Now I’ve gained experience in fighting Fury and winning four other fights after that.”
“I’m a better fighter now than what I was in 2019. It’s simply not a competitive fight [between Fury and Chisora]. Fury has already beaten Chisora twice and once stopped him. You can’t compare my fight with Fury with Chisora’s two fights.”
What happened in the first fight?
Back in September 2019, Tyson Fury got more than he bargained for when he went to war with Otto Wallin in Las Vegas.
While the champion managed to get the unanimous decision nod, the fight was nearly stopped as a result of a nasty cut above the eye of the lineal champ.