Tyson Fury has claimed that talks over a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora broke down over money – despite a £2m offer being on the table.
Fury has made no secret of his desire to stage a trilogy bout with Chisora, who he has beaten twice previously in his career. It would make the Gypsy King the first heavyweight champion ever to have two trilogies on his record.
Sadly for Fury, Chisora does not appear to be particularly keen on the idea of stepping into the ring with him again. Fury came out of retirement to fight Chisora, but the durable heavyweight snubbed the opportunity, so Fury claims.
Despite Chisora insisting that no offer was received, Fury has doubled down on the claims that he rejected the chance to challenge for the WBC heavyweight title – and fumbled a £2m bag in the process.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 19, 2022
Anything that Fury says in the public eye ought to be taken with a pinch of salt. There may be some elements of truth to Fury’s claims, but it’s hard to imagine he’s painted the full picture with this version of events.
In truth, considering how low the appetite is to see this fight happen, nobody actually cares whether it’s Fury or Chisora’s actions that have prevented it from materialising. Nobody wanted to see it anyway…