Inside Derek Chisora and Tyson Fury’s love-hate relationship, from partying together to ‘punch in face’ threat


TYSON FURY claimed his friendship with Derek Chisora is no more – in what is the latest chapter in their love-hate relationship.

The pair have twice fought, teased a trilogy and jumped from friends to foes in between.

But Fury insisted he wants nothing more to do with Chisora, after his old opponent continued to pick against him.

It is just their latest in a series of fallouts, as SunSport runs down the storied history between Fury, 33, and Chisora, 38.

First fight, July 2011

Fury stunned Chisora – unbeaten at the time – over 12 rounds to win the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.

Chisora was the betting favourite heading into the bout and saw a world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko axed as a result.

For Fury, who won in front of 3million viewers on free to air TV, he announced himself to the world as a genuine contender.

Rematch, November 2014

After David Haye pulled out of fighting Fury twice, the wheels were put in motion for a rematch between the pair.

It took place in Manchester, three years after their original, and this time Chisora was dominated and stopped in ten rounds.

Fury would go on to win the unified titles in an upset victory over Klitschko a year later.

Showing support, May 2016

Fury travelled to Hamburg to support Chisora a year after he won the belts against Klitschko in Germany.

He told Chisora: “You’re looking well, Derek. You look like ten years younger. What you been doing?”

Unfortunately for Del Boy he lost a split-decision to Kubrat Pulev, a result he has only just avenged.

Another away day, November 2017

A year after defeat to Pulev, Chisora was again beaten on away soil, this time by Agit Kabayel.

Fury, who was nearly 28 STONE and in the height of his depression, again travelled over to watch, something he recently referenced.

He said: “We used to be friends, I flew to Monaco to cheer for him, flew to Hamburg to cheer for him.”

Trilogy agreed, July 2019

Chisora claimed that a third bout between the pair was verbally agreed.

He told Behind The Gloves: “Everytime I see him I always say ‘You owe me a fight’ and he goes ‘I owe you one as well’. It’s going to happen.

“He called me once and said ‘I wanna fight’ I said cool let’s do it, made Frank Warren do it and then the second fight and now I want the fight again.”

Chisora backs Fury as P4P No1, October 2019

At this point, Fury was well into his comeback trail but Canelo Alvarez and Vasiliy Lomachenko were considered the best in the world.

But not in the eyes of Chisora, who backed Fury as the No1 boxer pound-for-pound in the world.

He told JD Sports: “I have to go with Tyson Fury, man, because when he was on his form and before he got slapped off the rails, I think he’d become the pound-for-pound straight away, if there were no mess-ups.”

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