It is probably not clear to anyone except Tyson Fury and his team why the "Gypsy King" decided to fight Derek Chisora. Whether it makes sense or not, the fact is that Fury and Chisora will be boxing on December 3rd (12th month) at Tottenham Stadium, and everyone hopes that Fury will make more meaningful fights in the next calendar year.
One such is the one against Oleksandr Usyk for the unification of the world heavyweight titles. It would be perhaps the biggest possible boxing match at the moment, a showdown between two undefeated heavyweights who hold world titles.
In an interview with Queensberry Promotions, Fury gave good indications that we will see that match already in the first quarter of 2023. "Gypsy King" plans to arrange a match against Usyk immediately after the fight against Chisora, and the confrontation with the Ukrainian would be scheduled for the second month of next year.
If Usyk does not agree, Fury has an alternative ready, which probably no one will complain about. “If Usyk don’t want no smoke in February, let’s do Joyce at Wembley. Joe, get your skates on, get fit, because if the middleweight don’t want no smoke you’re in.
I’m fighting three times next year and you could be one of them,” said Fury, who does not hide his enthusiasm for Joyce. In the ninth month of this year, Joyce (15-0, 14 KO) knocked out Joseph Parker, who was preparing for the match with Fury in his training camp.
Fury showed his respect for Joyce
“[Joyce], in my opinion, is the No 2-ranked heavyweight in the world behind myself - maybe No 3 because I don’t think anybody in the world can take Deontay Wilder’s power, only myself”.
Joe Joyce definitely deserves a big match, and he could get it quickly because we already know what kind of complications will follow in the matter of Usyk, the IBF world title, and our own Filip Hrgovic. The IBF will order Usyk to defend his title against Hrgović and if the Ukrainian contracts another match, he will be without the championship title.
Maybe Joe Joyce and Fury fight in the second month, and Usyk does his duty to the IBF in the meantime. If Usyk and Fury win their matches, there should be no obstacles to their fight. But something would be asked of Joyce and Hrgović in that case, and they would do their best to mess up their accounts. Hopefully, the overall storyline won't result in another pointless Fury match.