Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is targeting fights with Derek Chisora, Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce after his previous fight wish list fell apart.
Fury is expected to face Chisora in a trilogy fight on December 3 after his booking with longtime rival Anthony Joshua collapsed. ‘The Gypsy King’ ended his retirement by offering Joshua a fight, but both parties were unable to come to an agreement in time and have since blamed each other for its collapse. Fury is now penciled in to put his WBC belt on the line against Chisora at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Queensbury Promotions boss Frank Warren has revealed Fury is hoping to unified his heavyweight titles against Usyk and finish his career with a fight against Joyce, who recently called Fury out following his knockout win against Joseph Parker last month. Fury initially played down Joyce’s call out as “tour time” but has now changed his tune on the matchup.
“I spoke to Tyson yesterday and he was talking about Joyce next year, having this fight with Chisora, hopefully unifying the titles [in a fight with Usyk] and then fighting Joe Joyce,” Warren told The Express. “That’s what Tyson was talking about, so we’ll see where we go with it. That’s where we are with the [Usyk] fight, we are still trying to get it done because of all the time we wasted on the other fight [with Joshua]. We want to get him out before the end of the year so he can have the big one in February with Usyk.”
On the bucket list Fury laid out before stopping Deontay Wilder in their epic trilogy fight last year, he included fights with Dillian Whyte, Chisora and two meetings with Joshua but that list has now drastically changed. ‘The Gypsy King’ knocked out Whyte in April but was unable to finalise a meeting with Joshua, however he is likely going to be able to bring the last fight of his old wish list to fruition by facing Chisora again.
Fury also refused to rule out a fourth meeting with Wilder despite his two previous wins against him. ‘The Bronze Bomber’, who makes his comeback against Robert Helenius tonight, is hoping to earn himself another shot at Fury’s WBC title. “Don’t write a fourth fight off with me and Wilder. If he beats Helenius they’re going to make a final eliminator between him and Andy Ruiz. If he beats Ruiz, guess who’s back again? Big D! I don’t mind because the man wants a fight, it’s a great fight,” Fury told Seconds Out.