Derek Chisora has responded to Tyson Fury’s friendship claim by agreeing to a trilogy fight with his rival.
Chisora and Fury had previously shared the ring on two previous occasions during their heavyweight careers with the ‘Gypsy King’ prevailing in both. Fury has remained undefeated throughout his career and made a defence of his WBC crown against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April.
Prior to Fury’s meeting with Chisora’s rival Whyte, Chisora bet his house on the ‘Body Snatcher’ winning the fight by KO. His wager dramatically backfired but he was seen celebrating with Fury at his after party days after the victory. However Fury has since claimed their friendship is over and is willing to “punch” Chisora in the face again. Me and Derek Chisora used to be chum buddies. I went to Monaco to support him. I went to Hamburg to support him,” Fury told talkSPORT Fight Night.
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“Then, as soon as I have a fight he goes, ‘I’ll pick the other guy’. So, Derek Chisora can kiss my a*** and if I see him I’m going to punch him in the face. After the fight, he came to the afterparty and said this, that, and the other, made a million excuses. At the end of the day, you don’t do that to your friends.”
Chisora has now responded to Fury’s claim during an interview with iFL TV, and he said: “Listen Frank Warren and the ‘Gypsy King’s posee, just tell me when and where or what time and i am there. I just want to fight, if you are a fighter you should fight everybody out there. It is just business it would be a great fight with Tyson. I have respect for Tyson and his family but if he wants to fight and if he doesn’t I want to fight Deontay Wilder.”
Fury offered Chisora a place to stay jokingly after his bet backfired and it appeared as if the pair would remain friends following his win. However Fury has made it known in the past that he would be willing to settle the scores with Chisora for a third time before the end of his career.