KARACHI: Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora will square off on the 3rd of December in their trilogy bout at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Fury will make his third defence of the WBC heavyweight title against a foe he has previously defeated twice.
In their fights against the Britons in 2014 and 2011, Fury easily prevailed.
Negotiations between Fury’s camp and Joshua’s camp to fight in December fell through.
While the 38-year-old Chisora is nearing the twilight of his career and has suffered three losses in his past four fights, the world champion is unbeaten in 32 contests.
In addition, British heavyweight Daniel Dubois will compete on the card to defend his WBA “Regular” championship against South African heavyweight Kevin Lerena.
Chisora defeated Kubrat Pulev in July to snap a three-fight losing streak, while Fury competes for the first time since stopping Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April.
After that victory, Fury declared his retirement. However, he has since reversed course and now wants to challenge Oleksandr Usyk for all of the major heavyweight titles in 2019.
Tyson Fury urges Derek Chisora to face him in trilogy battle
Tyson Fury urged Derek Chisor to accept his offer to face him in a trilogy battle.
The 33-year-old WBC heavyweight champion announced his retirement following his final victory against Dillian Whyte in April.
Fury announced in a statement on Instagram that he has made an offer to the fighter.
“You’re running, Derek, from the trilogy. You call yourself war, you should call yourself chicken,” Fury said.
In a points victory over Kubrat Pulev in July, Chisora has defied calls for him to retire.
After beating Pulev to snap a three-fight losing streak, Chisora declared that he wanted to face either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury.
“I’ve decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight world champion in history to have two trilogies,” added Fury.
“I’d always say I’d fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career.”