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Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III confirmed by promoter

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Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren has confirmed that 'The Gypsy King' will face Derek Chisora for a third time later this year.

Mr Warren said that Fury's old rival Chisora will be the WBC Heavyweight Champion's opponent on Saturday December 3.

The Morecambe-based world heavyweight champ was hoping to fight former champion Anthony Joshua but talks between the two camps collapsed last week.

"We've been struggling to get an opponent and we've got the highest ranked opponent and that's Dereck Chisora, that will be on December 3," said Mr Warren, speaking to boxing YouTube channel IFLTV.

"Tyson has had one fight in a year. We were expecting the fight in December would be (Oleksandr) Usyk. But Usyk wasn't available and now that looks like, I hope, going on sometime in February. Tyson wants a fight before then.

"If he comes through Chisora, then we've got the big one (for the undisputed title with Usyk), that's what it's all been about, but we got side tracked with (Joshua negotiations)."

The fight is expected to take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. An official announcement and press conference will take place in due course.

The undefeated Fury has already beaten Chisora twice in his career, a unanimous points win in 2011 followed by a one-sided 10th round retirement victory in 2014.

As a result, many fight experts will see a third fight between the two heavyweights as a mismatch, especially as the 38-year-old Londoner has 12 professional defeats in his 45-fight career.

However, grizzled veteran Chisora has impressed in his most recent fights against top level opposition, pushing WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Usyk to a close loss in 2020, before two competitive defeats to Fury's training partner Joseph Parker followed by a split decision win over former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev.

"I hope it will be competitive, but I think Tyson's head and shoulders above them all anyway," said Warren.

"(Chisora) is a warrior, he's going to keep trying and give it all he's got. But I believe in Tyson."

Fury spoke about potentially facing Chisora again, when he attended his brother Roman Fury's debut fight, a victory in Doncaster on Saturday.

"In my opinion Chisora at least got a draw with Usyk, so I see Chisora as every bit as dangerous as Usyk," said Tyson, speaking to the SecondsOut YouTube channel.

"Chisora's no pushover."

Fury also explained why he had decided to return to boxing, after previously announcing his retirement after his last fight, a sixth round win over Dillian Whyte in April at Wembley Stadium.

"When I retired I really meant it. I was away for three or four months, and I don't think I can function properly without professional boxing at the moment. Right now, I need to fight."

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