Tyson Fury plans to return with a new trainer and Chisora fight

WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Fury has addressed plans for a return to boxing with a new trainer, Isaac Lowe, and is targeting a trilogy bout with Derek Chisora.

Published: 11 August 2022 - 10.14am

Tyson Fury has indicated his intention to return to boxing as he called on Derek Chisora to accept a trilogy fight. 

The two-time champion of the world, who announced his retirement live on BT Sport Box Office in April following his sixth-round stoppage of Dillian Whyte, beat the then-undefeated Chisora in 2011 by unanimous decision to become British and Commonwealth champion before defeating him again in 2014 as Chisora's corner retired their man after 10 rounds with the European and WBO International heavyweight titles on the line. 

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Taking to Instagram, Fury taunted his rival in a video captioned "Don't be a p****", saying: "This one's for Derek 'The S********' Chisora. You're running, Derek, from the trilogy. You call yourself War but you should call yourself Chicken.

"I've decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight world champion in history to have two trilogies. I'd always say I'd fight Dereck Chisora at the end of my career."

Fury has previously stated a desire to fight the winner of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua and is currently with Joseph Parker's camp, helping the New Zealander prepare for his heavyweight showdown with Britain's Joe Joyce in a fight you can see live on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday 24 September.

In a later video, Fury, who is now sponsoring Morecambe, his local football club, dragged long-time foe Anthony Joshua into the mix as he said: "Get KD [part of Joshua and Chisora's inner circle], Joshua's bag carrier to call me and let me get this deal ironed out like I'm going to iron you out. Not a problem, two seconds, bang, done."

Chisora beat Kubrat Pulev by split decision last month, ending a three-fight losing streak in the process. 

In response to Fury's goading, Chisora said: "Tyson, stop talking s**** mate. Phone mummy and daddy.

"Mummy's Frank Warren, daddy is f****** Bob Arum. Tell them you wanna hang out with me, OK? And send me the paperwork, b****. Yeah?" 

Fury, 33, also announced that he is switching trainers as he sets his sights on facing Chisora. 

SugarHill Steward has been in the Gypsy King's corner since 2019, presiding over two electrifying victories over Deontay Wilder and the stoppage of Whyte. 

However, it seems as if the pair have parted company, with Fury instead opting to recruit 28-year-old Isaac Lowe, who has held the WBC International featherweight title since 2018. 

The team-up, if it does go ahead, will certainly raise a few eyebrows. Lowe has no formal training experience but is Fury's cousin. 

It remains to be seen whether this latest intervention by Fury is something to be taken seriously or another red herring by one of boxing's greatest showmen. Watch this space.