Fury urges Chisora to accept the offer for the third fight
Tyson Fury has urged Derek Chisora to accept his offer to fight him in a trilogy fight.
But speaking on Instagram, Fury revealed he had made an offer to veteran heavyweight Chisora, who he has beaten twice.
“You’re running, Derek, from the trilogy,” Fury said. “You call yourself war, you should call yourself chicken.”
Chisora, 38 years old, defeated Kubrat Pulev on points in July and has resisted calls to retire.
The win over Pulev ended a three-fight losing streak and Chisora said after that win that he would like to fight either Deontay Wilder or Fury.
“Getting the contract signed,” added Fury, confirming reports he was seriously considering a fight again. Fury beat Chisora on points in 2011 before defeating him in their rematch three years later.
Chisora’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed last week that Chisora had received an offer from Fury’s camp but turned it down because “there wasn’t enough money”.
Analysis: Will Fury Fight Again?
Coral Barry, Combat Sports Editor, BBC Sport
It seems that the possibility of Fury fighting again grows with each passing day.
The former unified champion’s retirement announcement raised eyebrows, with few fans and pundits believing the undefeated Gypsy King was done fighting.
Since then, there have been plenty of suggestions about what Fury might do next. Another stint in WWE, an exhibition match against UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou, and of course a fight against the winner of Anthony Joshua rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, they have all been mentioned.
Promoter Frank Warren told Talksport Fury this week that he has “itchy feet” and believes his fighter wants to challenge the winner of Usyk vs. Joshua in an undisputed heavyweight showdown.
It looks like Fury will be fighting again and the next few weeks will likely determine whether or not he will be in the professional heavyweight ranks.