Tyson Fury will defend his WBC world heavyweight title in a trilogy fight against Derek Chisora, which will air live on talkSPORT on December 3rd.
After negotiations stalled after a showdown with Anthony Joshua, the Gipsy King has decided to go ahead with the match being held at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by the end of the year.
For those following Tyson Fury’s plans, it has been six months filled with uncertainty since his last battle in April.
After KOing Dillian Whyte, the 34-year-old insisted on retiring from boxing and remained fixated on it for several months.
Fury eventually decided to cancel his retirement, call up Chisora, and retire again after teasing a possible exhibition match against Hafthor Bjornsson and Francis Ngannou.
After AJ lost a rematch to Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury withdrew for the second time, targeting the Ukrainian, but was informed he would not return to the ring until next year.
Negotiations are underway for Fury vs. Usyk, scheduled to take place in the Middle East in February, but Bullitt insisted he would fight again in advance.
After negotiations over Joshua broke down on December 3 and trash talk with Mahmoud Charr yielded no results, it was finally officially announced that Fury would face Chisora again.
This pair has been squared twice before.
When the British and Commonwealth titles first met in 2011, Fury went back and forth and won by unanimous decision.
In the 2014 European-British title rematch, Fury was completely dominant and Chisora’s team was forced to quit the fight after round ten.
Eight years after breaking up the rivalry, the enemy has become an ally. But in recent months, they’ve started trading jibes again, clashing at ringside after Joe Joyce vs. Joseph Parker last month.
Following this exchange, negotiations intensified, and subsequently put together a third battle between them on agreed terms.
The battle of the trilogy is now signed and will be broadcast live on talkSPORT on December 3rd.
Frank Warren about the battle between Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora
“I am thrilled to be delivering a Tyson Fury world title defense in front of the British fans in London,” stated Fury’s UK co-promoter Frank Warren.
“Tyson clearly conquered America across his trilogy with Deontay Wilder and there is also huge demand to stage his fights from sites across the world.
“Tyson wanted to fight in his home country again this year following his special night at Wembley Stadium in April. This brings us to the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a match against an old rival in Derek Chisora.”
“Derek, also a big favorite with British fans, has reinvented himself in recent years and Tyson has long stated his wish to fight him for the third time.”
“Tyson can’t afford any slip-up in this fight as he has the much-publicized undisputed match-up with Oleksandr Usyk in the New Year which we’re really looking forward to.”
Fury’s US co-promoter Bob Arum added, “Whenever Tyson Fury fights, it is a major event, and I expect him to once again put on a spectacular show for the fans. There are talks about what’s next for Tyson, but the first order of business is a battle against an extraordinarily tough fighter in Derek Chisora.”
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