FORMER heavyweight champion Tyson Fury dropped in on Dereck Chisora’s weigh in today in Monte Carlo.

Fury has fought Chisora twice before, for the British title and on his route to securing his famous showdown with Wladimir Klitschko. Chisora is fighting on a Matchroom bill in Monaco and this trip is therefore the perfect opportunity for Fury to catch up with promoter Eddie Hearn, who also represents the current IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Fury has been an active presence on social media since Anthony Joshua’s latest world title defence and the appealing prospect of him returning to boxing. Fury is awaiting a UKAD hearing for failing a drug test. He does not have licence to box yet.

The boisterous Mancunian is far above his fighting weight but his confidence rings through in his public pronouncement. “I reckon I can beat Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder now even at 25 stone and after being out almost two years! My style is unbeatable. Ask Wlad,” Fury has declared on Twitter.

He promised that he will return next year “with a new style and a new persona and new goals”.

Tyson Fury

Fury never lost his world titles in the ring. He was stripped of the IBF belt for not being able to meet his mandatory challenger. He vacated his WBA and WBO belts when he pulled out of a scheduled rematch with Klitschko.

“The first five belt heavyweight champion in British boxing history. Like Roy Jones said y’all must have forgot. Lineal heavyweight champion,” he said. “Let’s make it Britain’s biggest fight ever, I say we get Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno involved in the Fury vs AJ fight.”

He even has a prediction for how he’d do against Joshua. “I’m gonna stop you, Anthony Joshua, inside eight rounds watch me go,” he said. “My fight with Anthony Joshua will be won with my feet! Can’t hit what you can’t see! The best footwork in the game.”

The weights for the bill in Monaco are as follows:

3 x 3 mins Amateur Super-Lightweight contest


(Monaco)                              (France)

6 x 3 mins Middleweight contest


(Monaco)                                  (France)

6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest


(Béziers, France)                       (Budapest, Hungary)

LIVE on Sky Sports from 8pm (Local Time)

6 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight contest

HARLEM EUBANK (10st 1lb 1oz) v ABOUBEKER BECHELAGHEM (9st 13lbs 15oz)

(Brighton)                                           (France)

12 x 3 mins European Heavyweight Championship

AGIT KAYABEL (16st 13lbs 3oz) v DERECK CHISORA (18st 2lbs 3oz)

(Germany)                                         (Finchley)

12 x 3 mins WBA Featherweight World Championship Eliminator

SCOTT QUIGG (8st 13lbs 9oz) v OLEG YEFIMOVICH (8st 13lbs 15oz)

(Bury)                                            (Soledar, Ukraine)

12 x 3 mins WBA Bantamweight World Championship

JAMIE McDONNELL (8st 5lbs 8oz) v LIBORIO SOLIS (8st 5lbs 11oz)

(Doncaster)                                          (Maracay, Venezuela)

12 x 3 mins WBA Light-Heavyweight World Championship

DMITRY BIVOL (12st 6lbs 2oz) v TRENT BROADHURST (12st 6lbs 13oz)

(St Petersburg, Russia)                (Australia)