Tyson Fury will defend the world heavyweight title in an all-British trilogy against Derek Chisora on December 3 in London after negotiations collapsed for a possible showdown with Anthony Joshua.
The fight against Chisora, which Fury defeated in 2011 and 2014, will be played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and will be the “Gypsy King”‘s first game since another domestic rival, Dillian Whyte, was routinely stopped in the sixth round in April.
Undefeated Fury, whose WBC belt will be at stake, tweeted: “Come on then Del Boy!!! See you on December 3, London!”.
Fury promoter Frank Warren said he was “excited” to play a Fury championship defense in front of British fans.
“Tyson has clearly conquered America in his trilogy with Deontay Wilder, and there’s also a huge demand from sites around the world to stage his fights,” he said.
“Tyson wanted to fight back in his home country this year after his special night at Wembley Stadium in April. That brings us to the amazing Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a game against a former opponent at Derek Chisora.
Warren reiterated Fury’s plan to take on Joshua’s conqueror, Oleksandr Usyk, in a reunion fight early next year.
The Ukrainian has previously stated that he does not want to fight before 2023.
“Tyson can’t afford to make any mistakes in this fight as he has his much-announced undisputed encounter with Usyk in the new year,” Warren said.
Fury had beaten his British opponent twice before, in a unanimous decision at Wembley in July 2011 and a retirement win three years later at London’s ExCel.
The move comes after talks collapsed between Fury and British former world heavyweight champion Joshua for a possible match earlier this month.
Chisora, 38, last fought at the O2 Arena in July, defeating Kubrat Pulev by a different decision.
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