Tyson Fury is set to return to the ring once again, despite previously announcing his retirement, and will take on Derek Chisora for a third time this December. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has confirmed that the bout is set to take place in early December after a deal was unable to be confirmed with Anthony Joshua.
After Joshua’s second loss to Oleksandr Usyk, it was believed the Ukrainian would then fight Tyson Fury in a bout that would unify all belts, with the winner become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. However, this fight then also fell through after Usyk announced he would be taking a break away from the ring.
The Gypsy King has also previously signalled he would retire with the first suggestions coming after his trilogy against Deontay Wilder and then once again after he beat Dillian Whyte earlier this year. However, he will now return once again to take on his long-time rival whom he has already beaten twice, once in 2011 and again two years later.
Here is all we know so far about the upcoming fight between Derek Chisora and Tyson Fury...
When is Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora 3?
The proposed fight is set to take place on Saturday 3 December 2022. Reports have suggested that Cardiff will be the most likely setting for the end of the trilogy but no venue has yet been confirmed.
What has been said?
Speaking to IFL TV, Frank Warren said: “It went on for three or four weeks and we struggled to get an opponent. Now we’ve got the highest-ranked opponent and that is Derek Chisora on December 3.
“Tyson would’ve had one fight in a year and we always expected that the fight in December would be Oleksandr Usyk but he’s not available - nowI hope that will be going on sometime in February.
“Tyson wants to fight before then and we want to get him out. We got sidetracked with the situation with AJ. I hope that it will be competitive but I just think that Tyson is head and shoulders above all of them. Derek might give him more of a fight than Anthony Joshua - I just think (AJ) is more vulnerable.”
Tyson Fury has also added his own remarks on the situation with Joshua saying: “He didn’t want the fight and didn’t push it and didn’t sign the contract.”
How do Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora match up?
The 34-year-old Fury has had 33 fights in his professional career and has been unbeaten with just one draw to his name. 23 of the 33 have been won by knock-out.
The Gypsy King, who is 6ft9in tall, fights an orthodox stance and has a reach of 85inches.
Nicknamed ‘Del Boy’, Chisora stands at 6ft 2in tall and has a reach of 74in. In his professional career, Chisora has fought 45 fights winning 33 of them. Two of his 12 losses came against Fury in 2011 and 2014 but of his 33 wins, 23 have been won by knock-out.
What are the boxers’ net worths?
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Tyson Fury is estimated to have a net worth of $65million (nearly £59m) $4.1m of this came from a win bonus he secured after beating Whyte earlier this year and around $30m are estimated to have come from pay-per-view and ticket sales.
As estimated by Wealthy Genius, the Zimbabwe-born boxer Chisora has a net worth of $5million. While the majority of his wealth has come from his fights, Chisora owns and manages a farm he has invested in which has also brough him in a substantial portion of his earnings.