Tyson Fury will defend his heavyweight crown against rival Derrick Chisora in a trilogy fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, December 3, but the World Boxing Council champion has expressed his disappointment that Anthony Joshua has canceled their showdown. The offer was rejected.
Fury, who plans to fight Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine for the undisputed championship in the first half of 2023, assuming he dispatches Chisora, said a future fight with Joshua is over. .
“Your man’s a businessman and I’m a Spartan,” Fury said, referring to concerns in the Joshua camp that his commercial sponsors might not be meeting their needs.
“The fight’s not over,” Fury added. “The reason I think is because I didn’t think they wanted it to happen, they never had any intention of it going more than seven days. The first week, I think they were interested in the fight. Then he realized the difficult task and he spoke to his people and himself. If it wasn’t for that reason, he would be here now instead of Derek, but he isn’t.
“I have nothing more to say about the big useless dosser, he has no belt. He has nothing I need and he and I will never have a fight, full stop, bang. You there. Might as well put an exclamation point. Just too much of a mess. I’m not going over it again, they’re too hard to deal with. No more wasting time with idiots.
“I believe the last excuse was that his sponsors were conflicted. So the sponsorship wouldn’t let him fight me, but he wasn’t the A side with Usyk and his sponsor allowed him to fight him a second time, So they can’t use that. I have sponsors, many, many sponsors, and they pay me big money. If they tell me I can’t fight Derrick Chisora next time, you know what? What can I say? That’s the middle finger.
“What business could stand in the way of the most profitable fight for him? There is no fight that beats Tyson Fury.
“The only fight for him is to fight me for money, but that bird has flown. I made him a very generous offer. [Promoter] Frank Warren was saying don’t give it to him [Joshua] 40 percent, 25, 30 at most, I said, give the guy his credit, he’s a good dance partner. Anyway, we’re not here to talk about the boy who didn’t fight. It’s over.
“This guy has made a lot of money in his life, I think he’s financially secure, he doesn’t need more money. The way he is, he’s in a comfortable position and it’s tough for him. What I can deplore is his lack of commitment to the British people.
As for a possible fight with Usyk, Fury said: “I’m not preparing for Usyk at all. I’ll train for two weeks. I don’t rate Usyk. People about Usyk. I keep talking to me, why can’t Aseeq do anything with Chasora?
“I’m going to spray it. [Chisora]. How can he do anything to me? he is not. I don’t need to sell chasora to anyone. His name is ‘Jung’ and he always comes to fight.
Fury, 34, has also thought about retirement. “I don’t think I can live a normal life. I think I need medical help to do that and if there’s someone out there who can help me, I’d love to get in touch with them.” He reasoned.
“I’m not going to be able to leave this sport and live a normal life until I’m mentally trained to do that because a normal life is not right for me. Just keep going, keep fighting.
“I’m going to do three fights next year, starting with Usyk in February and if he wants a rematch, he can have a rematch. Then at the end of the year somebody, Wilder, if he has to, who Joyce, DuBois, there’s plenty of British beef to go around.
Fury, who defeated his 38-year-old rival in 2011 and 2014, is meeting Chisura for the third time.
Where will the fight take place?
Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren added: “I’m excited to see Tyson Fury defend the world title in front of the British fans in London. Tyson has obviously conquered America in his trilogy with Deontay Wilder and his fight There is also a high demand for staging sites around the world.
“Tyson wanted to fight in his home country again this year after his special night at Wembley Stadium in April. This brings us to the match against an old rival in the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Derek Chisora.
“Derek, who is also a big favorite among British fans, has reinvented himself in recent years and Tyson has long wanted to fight him for a third time.
“Tyson can’t afford any slip-ups in this fight as he has a very popular undisputed match with Usyk in the New Year which we are really looking forward to.
“I’m also delighted that we’ve added Daniel Dubose to the card with the first defense of his WBA belt against Kevin Lerena. It’s a true heavyweight night, and Daniel represents the best of the next generation. Is.”
“Every time Tyson Fury fights, it’s a big event, and I expect him to put on a great show for the fans once again,” added TopRank chairman Aram. “There are discussions about what’s next for Tyson, but the first order of business is a fight against an exceptionally tough fighter in Derek Chisora.”
When will the fight take place?
Todd Kline, Chief Commercial Officer, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “The AJ-Usyk fight in front of a record crowd here in Tottenham was truly an unforgettable spectacle and we look forward to bringing World Heavyweight Championship Boxing back to N17 on December 3. Very excited.
“The World Cup break leaves us in a unique position without Spurs action at the stadium between November 12 and December 31 – what better way to meet the demand for world-class live action before the Premier League returns. Is.”
The card is enhanced with Londoner and reigning WBA world champion Dubois making his first defense of his belt against South African southpaw Kevin Lerena.
How to get tickets
You can apply for tickets. via Ticketmaster here.
How to watch on TV
TV details will be announced in due course, the match will almost certainly be on pay-per-view TV in the UK. Potential rights holders will be BT Sport.
Which ballot or ballot will be on the line?
Despite previously holding the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and ring titles, Fury now ‘only’ holds the WBC title, which will be up for grabs in Tottenham in December.
What is the fighters record?
Fury has 32 wins, 23 by knockout, and one draw – the controversial first fight of the trilogy against Deontay Wilder. Roush was never killed.
Chisora has been in the ring 45 times, winning 33 of his matches – 23 by knockout – and losing 12.