Fury vs Chisora III: 'Gypsy King' Defends Crown
Tyson Fury will seek a third victory over old rival Derek Chisora as he makes the third defence of his world heavyweight title at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
‘The Gypsy King’ knocked out Deontay Wilder in their rematch back in 2020 to claim the WBC title and has since defended it twice.
First, he stopped Wilder again in their awaited trilogy clash, before knocking out Dillian Whyte last April.
Next up is veteran Chisora, who Fury already holds 2011 and 2014 victories over, before a potential undisputed fight against unified division champion Oleksandr Usyk next year.
Ahead of the opening bell, here’s everything you need to know for the trilogy match-up.
Fury vs Chisora III Fight Details
Fight: Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III
Titles: WBC heavyweight title
Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Main Event Time: Approx. 10PM BST
Live On: BT Sport Box Office
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
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Fury vs Chisora III Fight Preview
Boxing fans were teased with the prospect of the anticipated blockbuster between rivals Fury and Anthony Joshua earlier in the year.
But reported negotiations frustratingly fell through, leading to Fury announcing a third fight against ‘Del Boy’ Chisora instead.
The reigning WBC champion first faced Chisora back in 2011, when he earned a comfortable unanimous decision to clinch the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
Three years later, Fury rallied to an even more routine success, stopping Chisora in 10 rounds to win the European and International belts.
Now, at 34 years of age, the undefeated world champion seeks a third and final victory to cap off his 2022 with a statement aimed at likely future foe Usyk.
The Ukrainian twice overcame Joshua to reign as unified ruler of the division and has eyes only for Fury in a huge undisputed fight in 2023.
Although, mandatory challengers could hinder the showdown taking place next, after the IBF ruled that Usyk must defend his crowns against Filip Hrgovic instead.
Politics involving boxing’s multiple organisations aside, Fury’s touted undisputed encounter with Usyk is one of the biggest that can be made in the sport today.
Barring a monumental upset at the hands of underdog Chisora, defending champion Fury looks set to edge closer towards that mammoth showdown with a 33rd career win this weekend in London.
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