Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora 3: Bob Arum emphatically shuts down trilogy fight

  • Tom Ward
Tyson Fury Derek Chisora and Bob Arum

Tyson Fury doesn’t have any intention of having a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora, according to promoter Bob Arum.

On Wednesday, Fury revealed he will come out of retirement to run it back with ‘Del Boy’.

The Gypsy King also claimed that a rubber match between himself and Chisora is being discussed with Anthony Joshua‘s management team 258 MGT.

However, according to Arum, that’s not the case.

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“Of course not,” Fury’s Hall of Fame promoter told Fight Freaks Unite’s Dan Rafael.

“Nothing. What are we, crazy? Everybody is waiting for the fight to happen a week from Saturday and then we’ll explore whether it’s feasible to do a fight for the complete unification.

“He’s having fun, for Christ sake! Don’t take it seriously!

“He’s having fun. He gets up in the morning. He figures what kind of s**t to stir up and he says whatever he thinks.

Tyson Fury seems to be enjoying his retirement
Tyson Fury seems to be enjoying his retirement

“And because he gets so many hits on all these platforms he has a built in audience. If he got up tomorrow and said he’s coming back to fight X and that the only person that he’ll trust to train him is Bob Arum, he’s capable of saying that.

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“The truth is that he gets up in the morning and he figures how he can best stir up s**t and that’s what he does. You think Isaac takes it seriously? Of course not, for Christ sake!

“[Fury] is just having fun. It’s his idea of fun. He’s getting a little antsy as we all are because we’re waiting.

“If Usyk wins then there’s one path to take because then everybody is close and friendly and if Joshua wins then we’ve got to deal with [Joshua promoter] Eddie [Hearn] and all that stuff.

“If the winner needs a lot more time off because of an injury and so forth then there is a possibility we’d move ahead with a Chisora fight. We’re all waiting for the fight in Saudi Arabia to take place and, hopefully, Usyk wins and then our path is clear. Of course, if Joshua wins, in the U.K., it’s a much bigger fight.”

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