Tyson Fury-Derek Chisora live boxing results and analysis
Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora will meet for a third time on Saturday in the main event of a Top Rank card at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET). Fury’s WBC and lineal heavyweight championships will be on the line.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) retired after a sixth-round TKO victory over Dillian Whyte in April. After four months, he decided to return and announced his fight against Chisora. Fury defeated Chisora by unanimous decision in 2011 and by 10-round TKO in 2014.
“Whoever fights Derek Chisora is in for a f—ing good fight. That’s what we know. That’s what we prepared for,” Fury said during a news conference on Wednesday. “And he was available and ready to rock n’ roll. He stepped up to the plate, and bang, here we are. There’s going to be a throwdown for the fans right before Christmas.”
Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) defeated Kubrat Pulev by split decision in July after three consecutive loses to Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker (twice).
“I can’t sit here and try to be more aggressive to Tyson and try to say so many bad words because the man I’m looking at right now is giving me an opportunity when nobody wanted to give me an opportunity,” Chisora said at the news conference. “He called me up and he said to me, ‘I want to fight you. I want to give you a big payday.’ And I said, ‘Yes. Let’s make it happen.'”
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Still to come:
Title fight: Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora, 12 rounds, for Fury’s lineal and WBC heavyweight title
Title fight: Daniel Dubois vs. Kevin Lerena, 12 rounds, for Dubois’ WBA “regular” heavyweight title
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