Via Charles Brun: Promoter Bob Arum says that Tyson Fury was just happy with the media about his talk about fighting Derek Chisora next. Arum says the fight they’ve been waiting for is a rematch between Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk on August 20.
It’s a bout where Arum will try to make the next Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), as long as winner Joshua-Usyk is beaten and needs time to recover from his injury.
Arum says that when Fury wakes up in the morning, he plans how to rock the media with his statements. Tuesday’s comment from Fury about wanting to fight 38-year-old cruiser Chisora was clearly more of a troll from him.
What clearly got Fury hooked on the media and fans was that he said Isaac Lowe was his new coach. If Fury swapped out his current trainer Sugarhill Steward, he would do it with an already established trainer.
“The truth is he wakes up in the morning, and he finds a way he can rock the best ***,“Bob Arum said to Against the freaks Unite Tyson Fury”He is having fun. “
You have to wonder how Chisora feels about Fury using him as a pawn to anger the boxing public. Unless Chisora participates in the gag, he probably believes Fury really seriously wants to fight him.
When Chisora finds out what Arum said about Fury just trying to upset people, he’ll probably be made up for it. Fury gets Chisora excited about their three-part showdown.
“Of course not,” said Arum. “No. What are we, crazy? Everyone is waiting for the war to take place a week from Saturday, and then we will discover if it is possible to wage a war for complete unification. Perfect or not. He’s having fun, for God’s sake! Don’t take it seriously!
And because he gets so many hits on all these (social) platforms, he has a built-in audience,” Arum said.