Tyson Fury says it would be a “travesty” if he didn’t secure a fight against domestic rival Anthony Joshua before either puts on his gloves for good.
Fury, who has retired or threatened to retire on several occasions, trains for the third time against Derek Chisora on Saturday December 3 at Tottenham.
The 34-year-old challenged Joshua head-on in September but negotiations between the two fighters’ respective promotion teams eventually collapsed.
Fury told the High Performance Podcast: “I don’t think I can retire today. I need the Joshua fight. We’ve been trying to fight this battle for years. It’s the fight people want to see. It’s the fight I want to see as a boxing fan.”
Fury has indicated he will likely struggle to finish his career given the constant prospect of new challenges, starting with a planned showdown with Oleksandr Usyk early next year.
A new generation of British rivals, led by Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois, are also beginning to stake their claims for a shot at the reigning WBC champion.
“For the last four or five years, there’s been this three-headed monster: me, Wilder, Joshua,” Fury continued.
“Joshua and Wilder were killed and I’m the last one standing. Suddenly a bunch of new people are coming in now – Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, Usyk’s gate crash of the party.
“Now there’s a lot of new blood that wasn’t there five years ago, and it’s like, ‘Can you beat this person?’ But I think it would be an absolute farce if me and Joshua hadn’t fought in that era.”
Fury meets Chisora for the third time after beating his 38-year-old rival in 2011 and 2014.
Where will the fight take place?
The fight will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The last fight at the stadium was Anthony Joshua’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk in September 2021.
When does the fight take place?
Fury vs. Chisora 3 takes place on Saturday 3rd December. Tee times and ringwalks are yet to be confirmed, but the main event on UK maps usually starts after 10pm.
The card was joined by Londoner and regular WBA champion Daniel Dubois making his first belt defense against South African southpaw Kevin Lerena.
How to get tickets
You can apply for tickets via Ticketmaster here.
Which belt or belts will be on the line?
Although Fury previously held the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring titles, Fury now “only” has the WBC title, which will be up for grabs at Tottenham in December.
What are the fighters’ records?
Fury has 32 wins, 23 by KO and one draw – the controversial first fight of a trilogy against Deontay Wilder. He has never lost and has beaten Chisora twice before.
Chisora goes into this fight having fought 45 times, with 33 wins – 23 by KO – and 12 losses.
Fury vs Chisora 3 will be shown live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK. It’s said to cost £26.95, which is more than any of Fury’s other fights.
Who else is fighting?
- Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora - Heavyweight
- Daniel Dubois vs. Kevin Lerena – Heavyweight
- Yvan Mendy vs Denys Berinchyk – Lightweight
- Karol Itauma vs. Vladimir Belujsky – Light Heavyweight
- Hosea Burton vs. TBA – Cruiserweight
- Isaac Lowe vs Sandeep Singh Bhatti – Super Featherweight
- Royston Barney Smith vs. Cruz Perez – Lightweight
- Full undercard details, timings and ringwalks