Frank Warren confirms Tyson Fury’s next opponent for December 3

Frank Warren has confirmed Tyson Fury will fight Derek Chisora on December 3 to complete the trilogy.

Fury had been expected to take on Anthony Joshua in an eagerly anticipated ‘Battle of Britain’ affair, only for contract talks to break down. The Gypsy King had also appeared to accept a challenge from Mahmoud Charr, after the German repeatedly called him out on social media.

Fury has not fought since he swept Dillian Whyte aside with a brutal sixth round knockout at Wembley Stadium in April. However, Warren confirmed Fury will put his WBC title on the line against Del Boy, eight years after the pair fought for the second time in 2014.

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"It went on for three or four weeks and we struggled to get an opponent,” Warren said to iFL TV, when asked about their search for a new opponent. “Now we’ve got the highest-ranked opponent and that is Derek Chisora on December 3.

"Tyson would’ve had one fight in a year and we always expected that the fight in December would be [Oleksandr] Usyk but he’s not available. Now I hope that will be going on sometime in February.

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"Tyson wants to fight before then and we want to get him out. We got sidetracked with the situation with AJ.” Fury and Chisora’s relationship has continuously flitted from friend to foe over the years.

Fury was only 22-years-old when he first touched gloves against Chisora. Their first meeting in the squared circle came in 2011 when Fury, who was widely perceived as the underdog at the time, overcame Chisora unanimously on points after 12 impressive rounds at Wembley Arena.

As was the case when Fury appeared to be fighting Joshua, Cardiff is reportedly expected to host the bout just before Christmas. And Warren ensured to take another thinly veiled dig at Joshua, stating he feels Chisora will offer Fury a significantly tougher challenge.

"I hope that it will be competitive but I just think that Tyson is head and shoulders above all of them,” Warren added. “Derek might give him more of a fight than Anthony Joshua – I just think he [AJ] is more vulnerable."

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