Report- Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
It looks like the proposed Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora WBC Heavyweight title defense is closer to being a reality for December 3rd. This after a Tuesday evening report in Manchester, England, that Fury-Chisora will land at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The Manchester Evening News first named the site for the possible trilogy bout for Fury and Chisora for seven weeks from now,
Tyson Fury 'agrees' Derek Chisora trilogy fight with venue named https://t.co/BjFnKe9aG7
— MEN Sport (@MENSports) October 18, 2022
“Tyson Fury appears set to fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3rd, with Derek Chisora his opponent in what will be a trilogy fight for the pair who have previously met in 2011 and 2014.
Eight years after they last met, Fury looks primed and ready to take on one of his old foes in the state of the art home of Premier League club Tottenham. Fury’s last fight also took place in North London in April as he beat Dillian Whyte at Wembley in front of more than 90,000 fans.
Any fight for Fury was previously expected to take place at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with the self-styled Gypsy King expected to fight under the roof in the Welsh capital against Anthony Joshua. However, it looks as though a night out in the cold December night is the option for Fury who will take on ‘Del Boy’ in his home city of London.
Nothing has been confirmed by promoters, but ESPN have reported that an agreement is close for Fury to take on Chisora ahead of a potential unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk next year.”
As we wrote previously about the possibility of Fury fighting Chisora again, the “Gypsy King” first started posting on social media in playful suggestion of fighting Chisora back in August.
Fury took to Instagram to tell his fans and boxing media/observers that his third WBC title defense is going to be with Chisora saying to Chisora in the video, “I spoke to your team. Everything is sorted, looking good. Contract will be over to your team in the next day or so.”
Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum debunked the video the next day saying our Dan Rafael,
“He’s having fun,” Arum told Fight Freaks Unite about Fury. “He gets up in the morning. He figures what kind of shit to stir up and he says whatever he thinks. And because he gets so many hits on all these (social media) platforms he has a built in audience. If he got up tomorrow and said he’s coming back to fight X and that the only person that he’ll trust to train him is Bob Arum, he’s capable of saying that.”
Fury, 32-0-1, 23 KOs, was last in the ring in April scoring a thunderous KO of Dillian Whyte before a record U.K. crowd of 94,000+ fans at Wembley Stadium. He had continued to maintain that he was done with boxing, but again, not many took that seriously.
As for Chisora, 33-12, 23 KOs, he’s been around as a contender/opponent for a myriad of heavyweights, having lost to Dillian Whyte twice, Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk and even, Fury twice prior. This, as Fury stopped Chisora in the 10th round in November 2014 and earlier in their careers, Fury won by 12 round decision July 2011.
The 38 year old Chisora stopped a three fight losing streak by beating fellow aging vet Kubrat Pulev by 12 round, split decision on July 9th.
Fury has previously beaten Chsora by TKO and by decision earlier in their careers.
One key that the Manchester Evening News didn’t address is that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is an open air facility with the proposed fight date in the middle of winter time in England. So, now, we’ll wait to see if the bout is actually signed, that the fighters and the camps will agree to be outside in the elements.