Sources told ESPN that Tyson Fury is in negotiations with Derek Chisora to fight in a Dec. 3 trilogy fight in the United Kingdom in Fury’s WBC heavyweight title.
Fury (32-0-1 and 23 KOs), WBC heavyweight champion claimed he had retired after a sixth-round TKO win over Dillian Whyte. However, Fury reversed his position in August, claiming he would fight Chisora (a heavyweight gatekeeper) a third time.
In September, “The Gypsy King”, insisted that he was open to talks about a Dec. 3 fight with Anthony Joshua. This would be one of the most important events in boxing. According to a source, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren and Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn broke down on Sept. 29.
Joshua agreed to Fury’s 40%, while Fury accepted 60%. However, Fury claimed that Joshua had met a deadline. As the deal is nearing its final week, Fury and Chisora, according to a source, are in their third week.
Fury, ESPN’s No. 1 heavyweight and No. In August, he said that he was a 6-pound-for-6 boxer. “I always said I would fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career.”
It looked like they would be meeting next to determine the undisputed champion after Oleksandr Usyk beat Joshua twice in August. Fury said that he needs to fight in 2022 and Usyk stated that he won’t be ready until next year as he heals from his injuries.
It makes sense to keep Fury busy ahead of any possible clash with Usyk. Chisora is a good choice. With a split decision win over Kubrat Pulev in July, the 38-year-old ended a three-fight losing streak and is now a well-known name in the U.K. It’s not common for two boxers to fight again after losing their first two bouts.
Fury defeated Chisora (33-22, 23 KOs) and stopped him in Round 10 in their 2014 rematch.
Also, a matchup against Chisora would be a huge disappointment after Joshua was teased for several weeks while negotiations were played out through the media. It should be a prelude for Fury-Usyk’s showdown next year.