Tyson Fury Set To Fight Derek Chisora After Anthony Joshua Talks Fall Through

Tyson Fury Set To Fight Derek Chisora After Anthony Joshua Talks Fall Through.

The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has announced the fight with Derek Chisora in a heavyweight clash at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3 after Anthony Joshua’s talks fell through.

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Negotiations for an all-British super fight between Anthony Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury fell through last month.

Fury, who remains unbeaten after 33 professional fights, has beaten Chisora twice before, in 2011 and 2014.

The Gypsy King defeated Dillian Whyte in his most recent fight earlier this year, and he plans to challenge Oleksandr Usyk, the undisputed champion, and WBO, WBA, and IBF champion, in 2023.

Chisora, on the other hand, has dropped three of his last four fights but just defeated Kubrat Pulev, which was a much-needed win.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: ‘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, [but] 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.’

Top Rank chairman 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.’

On the Fury-Chisora program, British heavyweight Daniel Dubois will compete to defend his WBA championship against South African heavyweight Kevin Lerena.

Warren said: ‘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.’

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