WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has rejected suggestions that Derek Chisora is tune-up for a 2023 undisputed showdown with WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury attempted to secure a year-end fight with Usyk, but the Ukrainian boxer is taking time off until next year.
The trilogy fight with Chisora will take place on December 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Fury decisioned Chisora in 2011, and stopped him in their 2014 rematch.
Usyk won a tougher than expected twelve round decision over Chisora in 2020.
“I’m not preparing for Usyk at all. I’ll train for him for two weeks. I do not rate him. People keep going on about Usyk... why couldn’t he do anything with Chisora when they boxed? I’m going to splatter him. How’s he going to do anything with me? He’s not," Fury told The Mirror.
Fury intends to continue fighting until he can't.
In the last twelve months, Fury has announced his retirement on more than one occasion - only to unretire a few weeks later.
For the moment, Fury wants the biggest fights possible in the weight class.
“I don’t think I can live a normal life. I feel I need medical help to be able to do that and if there is somebody out there who could help me, I’d love them to get in touch," Fury said.
“I won’t be able to leave this game and have a normal life unless I’m brain-trained to do that because a normal life is out of order for me. I’ll just keep going, keep fighting. I’m going to have three fights next year, starting in February with Usyk and if he wants a rematch, he can have a rematch.
“Then someone at the back end of the year — Deontay Wilder if he’s mandatory, Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, there’s plenty of British beef to go after Chisora.”