Eddie Hearn has revealed that Derek Chisora turned down the chance at a trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.
The two heavyweight fighters originally fought in 2011 and 2014 with the youthful Fury winning on both occasions at the Wembley Arena and the ExCel centre, respectively.
Speaking to the Boxing Social, promoter Hearn said: ‘Derek had an offer from the Tyson Fury camp, it wasn’t enough money and I’m not sure we’re going to see that fight.
‘It’s good to see Tyson keeping his options open.’
Fury and Chisora, who became close friends after their two bouts, have endured a very public fallout after it emerged ‘Del Boy’ bet on Dillian Whyte to knock the WBC heavyweight champion of the world out during their April bout at Wembley.
Fury told TalkSport in recent months: ‘Me and Derek Chisora used to be chum buddies. I went to Monaco to support him. I went to Hamburg to support him.
‘Then, as soon as I have a fight he goes, “I’ll pick the other guy”. So, Derek Chisora can kiss my a*** and if I see him I’m going to punch him in the face.’
He added: ‘After the fight, he came to the afterparty and said this, that, and the other, made a million excuses. At the end of the day, you don’t do that to your friends.
‘If you’re friends with somebody, you back them. You don’t go with the other guy who you don’t like anyway, you go with your friend.
‘After what he did, backing Dillian Whyte to knock me out, having his house on it and all that, how confident he was, we ain’t friends anymore. And when I see you, Derek, you’ve got me to fight.’
Fury retired in the immediate aftermath of his sixth round knockout win over Whyte at a sold-out Wembley, claiming his career in the ring was finished after completing all he wanted to complete.
However, speculation has been abound in recent months over the Gypsy King making a return to the ring.
Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum recently claimed the fighter was waiting to see the outcome of Anthony Joshua’s Saudi Arabia rematch with Oleksandr Usyk on August 20 before deciding on his next steps.
‘I think really he’s on hold pending the outcome of the Usyk fight with Joshua, which takes place on the 20th. So, again, let’s see what happens,’ he said.
‘We know that the Saudis have put up a lot of money for the Usyk vs Joshua fight and we’ll see who wins that fight, and I know deep down that Fury would want to fight the winner.
‘And then the question is where the fight will be and all that sort of stuff, and that will take care of itself after Aug. 20.’