Is Tyson Fury coming out of retirement? If his latest statement is any indication, the answer would be a resounding 'yes.'
Fury took to social media on Monday, telling fellow countryman and rival Derek Chisora to accept his offer of a trilogy fight.
"This one goes out to Derek 'The s—house' Chisora. You're running Derek from the trilogy," Fury said in the video. "You call yourself 'War,' but you should call yourself 'chicken' because you're running from the trilogy and from a career-high payday. Get that f—ing contract signed."
Reports have circulated that a member of Fury's management reached out to a member of Chisora's team about fighting again. However, Chisora's promoter Eddie Hearn appeared last Monday on The DAZN Boxing Show and didn't seem too confident a proposed December bout would come to fruition.
After stopping Dillian Whyte in April, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) declared he was retiring from boxing, citing that he's done everything he's needed to do in the sport and won every belt in the heavyweight division, despite not facing Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. But there have been signs he isn't taking retirement seriously. He hasn't relinquished the WBC title and keeps talking about Joshua and Usyk, who fight on Aug. 20 in Saudi Arabia.
Now, he's talking about facing someone he beat by decision in July 2011 and then stopped in November 2014.
Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) snapped a three-fight losing streak in July, defeating former two-time heavyweight challenger Kubrat Pulev by split decision.