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Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury’s team have approached Derek Chisora for trilogy fight in December, and says Anthony Joshua showdown will be huge even if he loses Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Eddie Hearn claims Tyson Fury’s team have approached Derek Chisora for trilogy fight in December, and says Anthony Joshua showdown will be huge even if he loses Oleksandr Usyk rematch

By Michael Benson

Eddie Hearn has said it’s his understanding that Derek Chisora has received an approach from Tyson Fury about a potential trilogy fight in December.

The Gypsy King himself is adamant that he’s retired from professional boxing and is only considering returns for exhibition bouts.

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Fury is the WBC heavyweight world champion, and has not vacated his title despite saying he’s retired

However, he’s also teased the possibility of potentially coming out of this retirement to face Oleksandr Usyk for £500million or Anthony Joshua for free.

Hearn told iFL TV: “In terms of the general public, the one thing I get stopped [in the street] most about is, ‘When’s Anthony Joshua fighting Tyson Fury?’

“I say, ‘He’s gotta fight Usyk first.’

“To be honest with you, AJ could have probably skipped this fight and fought Tyson Fury – that fight’s always gonna be the biggest in boxing, isn’t it?

“But he doesn’t want to [skip the Usyk rematch]. He wants to win his belts back.

“He thinks he can beat Oleksandr Usyk, so he should be getting tremendous credit for not just fighting him once, but going straight back into the rematch.”

AJ remains the biggest possible fight for Fury

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AJ remains the biggest possible fight for Fury

Bizarrely, in an interview on talkSPORT Fight Night earlier this month Fury said he’s now fallen out with his former opponent Chisora.

Fury first beat Chisora in a close fight for the British title back in 2011, then dominated him and stopped him in their rematch three years later.

Following the second meeting, the pair became friends and have since often supported one another in their fights.

Prior to Fury’s last outing against Dillian Whyte though, Chisora surprisingly predicted victory for the challenger.

Despite having lunch with him the day after the fight, the Gypsy King claimed he’s taken this personally and challenged his old foe to a third meeting.

Fury and Chisora have fought twice with Fury winning both times

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Fury and Chisora have fought twice with Fury winning both times

According to Hearn, this has now come in the form of an official approach.

Chisora has linked up with Matchroom for several fights in recent years, though it’s understood he is not tied down to a long-term contract.

Hearn said: “I think someone from Tyson’s team reached out to Chisora about fighting him in December now.

“Who knows whether he’s gonna come back? I don’t know.

“But that fight [Fury vs Joshua] is massive – win or lose for AJ on August 20, that fight’s always massive.

“I believe that AJ vs Fury will happen, regardless of August 20.

“But if and when AJ wins, it’s the biggest fight in the history of the sport.”

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Source: Talksport.

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