Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora 3 announced for Dec. 3, Fury takes shot at Anthony Joshua


Tyson Fury’s brief retirement is over.

“The Gypsy King” returns to the ring on Dec. 3 to defend his WBC heavyweight championship against Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) in a trilogy bout that is set to take place Dec. 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The fight was officially announced by Fury and Chisora at a Thursday press conference. The event is expected to air on ESPN+ in the United States.

During their faceoff, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) couldn’t help but take a few shots at British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua, who has been in talks to fight Fury on several occasions with the bout repeatedly falling through, much to Fury’s annoyance.

” “I knew that you would take it,” Fury stated. “I knew you were going to take the fight. You have showed up the bodybuilder [Joshua]. He has been shown up. … The man’s a coward and I’m just going to keep torturing him until he actually gets the balls to fight.”

Chisora stood up for Joshua but Fury continued to insult him.

Fury retired after a victory over Dillian Whyte in April. But he walked back his talk shortly afterwards. Fury had expressed interest in possible fights with Joshua as well as UFC champion Francis Ngannou, but with neither of those bouts coming to fruition, he now fights Chisora a third time.

Fury holds a 2-0 series over Chisora, having defeated him by unanimous decision in July 2011 and then by 10th-round stoppage (retirement) in November 2014.

Chisora has seen mixed results since his second fight with Fury, most recently scoring a split decision win over Kubrat Pulev to snap a three-fight losing streak.