“What Are We, Crazy?”: Tyson Fury’s Promoter Bashes Record-Breaking Trilogy Fight Talks

Published 08/11/2022, 7:30 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the BOXXER Fight Night at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. (Photo by Kieran Cleeves/PA Images via Getty Images)

Recently, the two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury announced his retirement following a stellar performance against Dillian Whyte. Ever since, boxing fans have been anticipating what is in store for ‘The Gypsy King’. Incidentally, Fury recently revealed that he wishes to face Derek Chisora again. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum also opened up about the potential showdown.

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Notably, Fury had previously faced Chisora twice, winning both bouts by decision.

Arum was in conversation at the Fight Freaks Unite podcast. He mentioned that he does not wish to take Fury’s statement seriously. Arum said, “He’s having fun. He gets up in the morning. He figures what kind of sh*t to stir up and he says whatever he thinks.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 06: WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury arrives a news conference at MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will defend his title against Deontay Wilder on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

And, he also mentioned that Fury is capable of making such claims as he has a loyal following on social media platforms. Moreover, he added that he was in fact waiting for the outcome of the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua showdown. Talking about what he thinks of Fury’s statement, Arum said, “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’s sake! Don’t take it seriously!”

Joshua is set to face Usyk at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20, 2022.

Tyson Fury calls out Derek Chisora for a showdown

Tyson Fury had announced his retirement from boxing after a spectacular victory against Dillian Whyte in April. However, there were widespread speculations about the champ’s return, with Fury even stating that he will come back for ‘half a billy‘.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Dereck Chisora trains during the Media work out at East Wintergarden on December 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Fury recently took to social media to call out Chisora for a trilogy showdown. He announced that he will be making a comeback to the ring and facing Chisora.

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Further, he took to Twitter to mention that he has chosen Isaac Lowe as his trainer. And also stated that he will be the first fighter in history to have two trilogies as a heavyweight.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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