The Tyson Fury versus Derek Chisora trilogy has officially been announced by Fury’s promotional team, Queensberry, with the fight set for December 3rd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fury and Chisora locked horns twice in the early stages of their careers, with ‘The Gypsy King’ emerging a comfortable winner on both occasions, stopping Chisora in their second fight in 2015.
In the official press release for the fight Queensberry said:
LONDON (Oct. 20, 2022) — In what will be a sensational heavyweight double-header, the WBC and lineal world champion Tyson Fury will defend his crown against long-standing rival Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday December 3, exclusively on BT Sport Box Office (UK & RoI) and ESPN+ (U.S.).
Fury, who intends on fighting Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship in the first part of 2023, will once again perform on UK soil following his April knockout of mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
Promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, in association with Top Rank, this will be the third meeting between Fury and Chisora. They first met in July 2011 with the British and Commonwealth titles at stake, and Fury prevailed by unanimous decision.
The man running the show and hall-of-fame promoter, Frank Warren, made it clear that the goal for 2023 is an undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk:
“I am thrilled to be delivering a Tyson Fury world title defence in front of the British fans in London.
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 favourite with British fans, has reinvented himself in recent years and Tyson has long stated his wish to fight him for a third time.
Tyson can’t afford any slip-up in this fight as he has the much-publicised undisputed match-up with Usyk in the New Year which we’re really looking forward to.”
Also featuring on the card will be fellow British heavyweight, Daniel Dubois, who will make the first defence of his WBA belt against South African southpaw Kevin Lerena.
“I am also delighted that we have added Daniel Dubois to the card with a first defence of his WBA belt against Kevin Lerena. It makes it a real heavyweight night and Daniel represents the best of the new generation coming through.”
The fight will be broadcast exclusively on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ for US fans. The press conference is scheduled for 12.15pm today and can be streamed live on Queensberry’s YouTube Channel.