Zimbabwe-born British heavyweight boxing star Derek Chisora has confirmed he would be open to facing Tyson Fury for a third time irrespective of the outcome of his fight against Joseph Parker.
Chisora will take on Parker next month as he looks to execute a revenge mission after losing on a split-decision earlier in the year.
He will be looking to secure a 33rd career victory in a bid to throw his name back in the world-title mix with the likes of Joe Joyce and Dillian Whyte.
But he has admitted that he has remained fond of Fury during his heavyweight career and would happily enter the ring with him in the future.
“Oh yeah,” Chisora said. “I like Tyson Fury. He’s done well for himself. Yeah why not? If it’s there, let’s do it.”
Chisora has faced Fury on two previous occasions early on his career, firstly being defeated by the ‘Gypsy King’ on a points decision to lose his Commonwealth and British titles.
He then fought him three years later but was unable to secure the WBO title shot on offer, being forced to retire after Fury’s dominance paid off in the tenth round.
The ‘Gypsy King’ remains undefeated and is currently the highest-ranked fighter in division, having retained his heavyweight title last month with a victory over Deontay Wilder.
He is currently awaiting news on his next opponent after his mandatory defence against Whyte was thrown into doubt, with the WBC refusing to order the shot while Whyte’s legal dispute is ongoing with the organisation.
And the rankings have now given a clue that Joyce could be next in-line for a shot at the champion after he cemented his contender status by stopping Carlos Takam.
However Fury did not include Joyce in his initial plans and is instead keen on opting for a shot against his former two-time rival Chisora according to his ‘hitlist’.
“I have a bucket list and my next five fights in mind,” Fury previously told BT Sport Boxing. I am going to have a December fight after this [Wilder trilogy], because Joshua won’t happen then, it’ll happen in March.
“Then Joshua in March in Saudi Arabia and then a rematch back here in Wembley. Then I will fight Chisora in my fifth and final fight.”
Fury has now adjusted his schedule and is planning to confirm his return for February next year despite the ongoing uncertainty.
And he has threatened to self-promote his shows if Top Rank are unable to secure his next ring outing by the early stages of next year.
The ‘Gypsy King’ has one fight remaining on the current deal with his promoter which could see him switch to fighting back in the UK, with a final hoorah against Chisora making perfect sense.