TOTTENHAM Hotspur Stadium has been selected as the venue for Tyson Fury’s trilogy bout with Derek Chisora on December 3.
The Gypsy King will again fight on home soil, having defeated Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium back in April.
Fury vs Chisora 3 will be the second boxing event to take place at Tottenham’s shiny £1bn stadium.
The 62,850-seater arena was the setting for Anthony Joshua’s first defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in September 2021.
Booking the fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium means that it will take place outdoors – despite potentially freezing December conditions.
The ring will be under cover, but fans seated on the pitch could be open to the elements.
When Frank Bruno fought Joe Bugner at the old White Hart Lane in October 1987, fighters wrapped themselves in blankets between rounds.
Not too many fans will be bowled over by Fury’s opponent, considering how comfortably the Gypsy King won his first two clashes with Chisora.
But after Joshua refused the fight and Usyk ruled himself out with injury, the 6ft 9in Morecambe giant was short of options.
Fury had the Cardiff stadium booked for December 3 – in the hope of luring AJ into the biggest fight in British boxing history.
But plans were rearranged to North London once Finchley slugger Chisora became the frontrunner for a crack at the famous green and gold belt.
And hall-of-fame promoter Frank Warren explained how he could not let his golden boy get rusty, after going eight months since a sensational knockout win over Whyte.
“He’s got to fight this year,” the Queensberry boss said. “We’ve tried to make two significant fights (Joshua and Usyk) and they’ve both fallen through. Nothing to do with Tyson, nothing to do with us, so this is where we are now.
“He can’t have one fight in a year, he last fought in April, which will mean it will be a year out the ring more or less by the time this fight comes around with Usyk.
Derek will give a good account of himself but I don’t think anybody out there can beat Tyson FuryFrank Warren
“He needs to fight and he will fight, we’ve said that from day one.
“Derek will give a good account of himself but I don’t think anybody out there can beat Tyson Fury.”
Despite twice comfortably seeing off Chisora earlier in his career, Fury insists that Del Boy is “every bit as dangerous” as Usyk.
Before the fight was announced, the Gypsy King told told Secondsout: “In my opinion Chisora at least got a draw with Oleksandr Usyk, so I see Chisora as every bit as dangerous as Usyk – if it is Chisora.
“I thought Chisora deserved a draw at minimum. Chisora is no pushover. If you’re not on your A-game, Derek will beat you.
“There’s a few southpaws that I’m looking at, which would obviously help.”
Prior to his fights with Joshua, Usyk beat Chisora via unanimous decision.
The judges scored the bout 115-113, 115-113, and 117-111 in the Ukrainian’s favour.
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