Tyson Fury set for heavyweight showdown in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
It's a battle of the Brits.
Tyson Fury has confirmed he will take on Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this December.
The pair will face off for the third time as they battle it out for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship on December 3.
In a post confirming the trilogy bout with Chisora, Fury said: "LET’S HAVE IT THEN DEL BOY!!!! SEE YOU DECEMBER 3RD LONDON!"
The undercard will see fellow Brit Daniel Dubois take on Kevin Lerena for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship.
Recent months have seen rumours swirl about Fury potentially taking on Oleksandr Usyk for the remaining heavyweight belts and the chance to become the first unified heavyweight champion of the world, or even finally taking on Anthony Joshua.
But these have been put to bed by this news that he will instead take on a man who he has already beaten twice in the past.
Fury outpointed Chisora in 2011 and beat him via TKO in 2014.
It will be the first time Fury steps into the ring since his successful title defence against Dillian Whyte in April.
Meanwhile, Chisora last fought in July, beating Kubrat Pulev via split decision at the O2 Arena, six years after the Bulgarian beat the 38-year-old by the same means.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: “Tyson clearly conquered America across his trilogy with Deontay Wilder, and there is also huge demand to stage his fights from sites across the world, [but] Tyson wanted to fight in his home country again this year following his special night at Wembley Stadium in April.
“This brings us to the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a match against an old rival in Derek Chisora.
“Derek, also a big favourite with British fans, has reinvented himself in recent years, and Tyson has long stated his wish to fight him for a third time.
“Tyson can’t afford any slip-up in this fight, as he has the much-publicised, undisputed match-up with Usyk in the new year – which we’re really looking forward to.”
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