Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora are chancing it with an open air stadium booked for December in the UK.
Following failed negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, and, strangely, Mahmoud Charr, the current WBC Heavyweight champion settled on an old friend in Chisora for his voluntary title defence.
There was many things about this trilogy fight being announced that fans disagreed with, not least of which that it seemed a strange time to host an event at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fights of this size at this time of year usually opt for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff with it’s retractable roof, for obvious reasons. The North London venue has no such thing.
According to ‘The Gypsy King’, and despite many criticising the matchmaking, it will be a ‘70,000 sell-out’ – so will those fans need umbrellas?
Thankfully for anyone attending, the weather looks to hold out for the event, with a 20% chance of rain according to the Met Office. The temperature will be hovering between 2° and 4°, so John Fury might keep his top on this time around.
The main event ring walks have been announced at the earlier time of 9:15PM – although this, as always, is subject to change depending on the action on the undercard. UK shows are used to seeing the final fight of the night land much closer to 10:30PM or 11PM, however due to curfews in place around the stadium, fans can look forward to an earlier night.
For those who opt to watch from home, they face a pay-per-view price of £26.95 via BT Sports Box Office for the pleasure of tuning in.