Tyson Fury has announced his two eldest children will be ringside for the first time on Saturday, with the Brit hoping this doesn’t jinx his unbeaten record as he clinches his World Boxing Council heavyweight title against compatriot Derek Chisora defended in London.
Fury also outlined his dreams of a world tour next year, starting with the undisputed title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
“Venezuela  and prince  will be there so I hope I don’t get pinched by Chisora,” Fury said. “It’s the first time they’ve been to one of my fights live, so I intend to put on a show. Let’s hope it doesn’t go wrong.”
At a press event to promote meeting Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, favorite Fury detailed his plans for a world-spanning series of fights – with Usyk in Saudi Arabia as the most likely starting point.
Fury’s bold ambitions have the support of veteran promoter Bob Arum, who cited Muhammad Ali’s precedent. “We did that for Ali,” Arum said. “We did it in Japan, we did it in Malaysia, we did it in Indonesia. That’s what a real world champion does.”
Fury’s public statements are often to be taken with a pinch of salt – as evidenced by his multiple “retirements” this year – but he sounded full of enthusiasm as he described his wish list of venues.
“After beating Chisora and Oleksandr Usyk next year, I will launch a massive campaign around the world,” Fury said at Spurs’ stadium, where organizers are predicting a crowd of 60,000.
“Emanuel Administrator [the legendary trainer who worked with Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko] told me years ago, “Wouldn’t it be good if you had a world heavyweight champion who goes places no one else wants to go and gets the government to come up with the money”?
“For example, go to Antarctica and fight there! Go to out-of-the-way places, like once a month like the Tyson Fury roadshow, bang, bang, bang. I want to do that. Go to Australia, give one of their boys a chance. Go to China, give one of their guys a chance. Go anywhere. It would be fantastic, what a career end.”
Fairy tales aside, the prospect of a Fury-Usyk meeting sounds more and more realistic. Usyk will be at ringside on Saturday, arriving in the UK today.
Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk’s promoter, confirmed: “There is only one thing left and that is Tyson’s fight. Everything else is in place and we’re ready to go. It’s very likely it will be Saudi, but if not then we have a lot of ways to market this fight.”
Arum added: “I spoke to Tyson and he wants the fight. That will happen next unless Mr. Chisora lands his punch. Usyk wants to do it before Ramadan [which starts on March 22]. They have an agreement with the Saudis. If the money they are talking about is real, then you have to do it there.”
Fury was asked if his putative world tour could take him against Anthony Joshua. “I’m a prizefighter,” he replied. “I am the highest paid escort in the world. Where the money is, Gypsy King will travel.”
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