Tyson Fury has confirmed he plans to end his retirement to take on British rival Dereck Chisora for a third time.
Fury, the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion, announced his retirement from the sport earlier this year following his knockout victory against Dillian Whyte but as we have seen several times in combat sports, that retirement has proved to be a temporary arrangement as he looks to step into the ring once again to face Chisora.
Fury already holds two victories over Chisora from 2011 and 2014. Fury says that he will train under Morecambe fighter Isaac Lowe for the fight.
This comes after Chisora’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed that he had received an offer from Fury’s camp but Chisora turned it down, apparently after not being satisfied by the money on offer.
Chisora has lost three of his last four fights but defeated Kubrat Pulev by split decision last month.
“I’ve decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight champion in history to have two trilogies — one with Deontay Wilder and a second one with Dereck Chisora. I always said I would fight Dereck Chisora at the end of my career, and here we are breaking all records again, setting precedents.
“Why I’ve chosen Isaac Lloyd as my trainer because when I was with Peter [Fury] Isaac was there, when I was with Ben [Davison], Isaac’s always been there and when I was with SugarHill [Steward], Isaac’s always been there. He’s always given me information, he knows me better than anyone on the planet and we’re a great team. We’ve always been together, and we’re gonna finish this out together. We’ve always worked very well together, and here we are about to take on a massive, massive, massive event.
“Yeah, I’m looking forward to it, it’s a new challenge for me,” said Lowe. “I’ve been with you all your career and I think I can put something new together, so looking forward to it. It’s a tough task but something to look forward to to go forward.”ny f
News of Fury’s re-emergence will likely fuel rumours of a winner-takes-all showdown against the winner of the forthcoming Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua rematch which is scheduled for August 20.