Tue. Nov 29th, 2022
Tyson's Fury

World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title holder, Briton Tyson Fury reacts during the weigh-in at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 22, 2022, on the eve of his fight against Dillian Whyte. – Tyson Fury will make his home debut in nearly four years when he defended the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title in an all-England match against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren told IFL TV on Monday that Tyson Fury’s next match will not be a matchup with Anthony Joshua, but a third showdown with Derek Chisora.

IFL TV and ESPN reported that the heavyweight fight will take place on December 3 at a UK location.

“We’re having a hard time finding a competitor and we have our highest-ranked competitor, Derek Chisora,” Warren told IFL TV.

Fury won a unanimous decision over Chisora ​​in 2011, then emerged victorious in a rematch three years later, with Chisora’s corner thrown in the towel after 10 rounds of a scheduled 12-round match.

Fury, 34, a British national (32-0-1, 23 KOs), holds the WBC heavyweight title. Since the only flaw in his record-breaking draw with Deontay Wilder in December 2018, Fury has won five consecutive fights (in February 2020 and October 2021), two against Wilder.

Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) of England, 32, is a former heavyweight champion who has lost three of his last five fights, including his last two fights.

Zimbabwe-born 38-year-old Brit Chisora ​​(33-12, 23 KOs) lost three fights in a row before defeating Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in July.

Warren told IFL TV: “We were just trying to find someone (for Fury to fight) and it was very difficult. The whole point is that Tyson will have one fight a year and we always expected the fight in December (former heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine), but Usyk was not available.

“Hopefully that takes some time (Fury will meet Usyk) in February. Tyson wants to fight and come out before him, we want to get him out and that’s where we’re at.

“I’m not going to ignore Chisora, but if (Fury) gets through this, then we have the big one (against Usyk). This year it was really all about that.

Usyk, 35 (20-0, 13 KOs), defeated Chisora ​​in October 2020 before defeating Joshua back-to-back in September 2021 and August 2022.

Regarding a possible Fury-Joshua match, Warren told IFL TV: “I really thought this fight was going to happen. No one answered the phone to us. At the end of the day, they didn’t want that.”


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