The stage is set for the return of Tyson Fury as he prepares to complete his trilogy against Derek Chisora this weekend.
The ‘Gypsy King’ had originally wanted to fight Anthony Joshua, but the pair couldn’t agree on terms and Del Boy stepped in.
Chisora is no longer considered one of the top heavyweights, but he’ll be there to show why he’s a challenge and make sure the fans watch a great show.
Fury was happy someone accepted his offer and he will defend his WBC belt.
It should be a tasty encounter live on talkSPORT, and here’s everything you need to know about these two experienced fighters.
Chisora was born in Harare, Zimbabwe on December 29, 1983 and after his parents divorced, he spent a lot of time in Hatfield with his grandmother.
Just over four and a half years later, Fury was born in Manchester on August 12, 1988.
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Fury was three months premature and was named after former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson due to his fighting qualities displayed at a young age.
The defending WBC champion started boxing at the age of ten, with his father, John, coaching him.
Meanwhile, Chisora’s family moved permanently to the UK when he was 16 and he started boxing when he was 19.
Fury didn’t fight that many times at the amateur level and finished those days with a 31-4 record.
He could have competed in the 2012 Olympics with Joshua, but decided not to wait and turned pro in 2008 after missing out on selection for the 2008 Olympics, with David Price chosen instead.
But before all that, the 34-year-old won the European Junior Championship and the ABA Super Heavyweight title in 2008.
Chisora, meanwhile, fought even fewer times in the amateur ranks, but impressed and won the ABA super heavyweight title two years before Fury.
Because he started boxing later than most, the 38-year-old didn’t hang around the amateur game for long and turned pro fairly quickly.
The Gypsy King turned pro on December 6, 2008, when he fought on Carl Froch’s undercard against Bela Gyongyosi and won via TKO.
Fury then went through his next fights until he came up against John McDermott in Brentwood.
His opponent was widely accepted to be ahead on the cards, only for the referee to award Fury the 98-92 win.
This result changed the way fights were officiated in England, with the introduction of three judges and the British Boxing Board of Control ordering a rematch.
That rematch came nine months later, and Fury easily dispatched McDermott to continue his undefeated record.
And then, in 2011, Fury and Chisora met for the first time at Wembley Arena. Del Boy, as he was known then, was the favorite but both were 14-0.
It was a great matchup and Fury picked up the unanimous decision win to shock the media and bettors.
After that, Fury went on to defeat every opponent that came his way before challenging Chisora again for the right to face Wladimir Klitschko for a world title.
It was a much easier matchup and the Manchurian took a complete victory over his opponent.
Fury’s fight with Klitschko in 2015 was an epic battle and the Gypsy King picked up a unanimous decision victory over the great Ukrainian.
This victory made Fury a world champion and saw him win the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
But mental health issues and rapid weight gain saw Fury out of the ring for two and a half years.
It was the lowest moment of his career, but his return to the top was extraordinary.
Fury returned to the ring in June 2018 and defeated Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta in quick succession to set up his first of three epic matchups with Deontay Wilder.
The “Bronze Bomber” had developed a deadly reputation, so it was a huge risk for Fury to take him so early in his return.
Fury against Chisora
Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora
Age: 34 – 38
Height: 6 feet 9 – 6 feet 2
Weight: 264.8 lbs – 258.25 lbs
Professional file: 32-0-1 – 33-12-0
Range: 85′ – 74′
Nicknames: The Gypsy King – Del Boy or War
He produced a sublime performance and many people think he deserved to win.
But he won when the two met for their rematch, where Fury was too strong for Wilder and won the WBC and Ring titles.
The comeback was well and truly over now, but Wilder wanted a third fight and launched a legal challenge to make it happen.
And so, in 2021, the pair met for the final edition of their trilogy and Wilder came off the blocks and knocked down Fury twice.
But the Gypsy King peeled off the canvas and knocked out the American.
Fury’s last fight saw him take on Dillian Whyte in front of a packed Wembley Stadium, and he dominated and ended the fight in the sixth round.
Meanwhile, Chisora had an equally long but not as successful career.
War made his Millennium Stadium debut in 2007 on Joe Calzaghe’s undercard.
Chisora defeated Istvan Kecskes and crushed all other opponents until he met Fury.
After that first loss to the Gypsy King, Chisora staged his first world title fight against Vitali Klitschko for the WBC belt.
The Ukrainian proved to be too good and took the victory by unanimous decision.
He then lost to David Haye the same year after the pair were embroiled in a mass brawl following the loss to Klitschko which saw Chisora threatened with expulsion from boxing.
In the end, he got away with it and the two later reconciled and Haye became Chisora’s coach.
After that, Del Boy won five fights in a row before Fury beat him again.
And since then, Chisora’s career has been mixed. He won his last fight against Kubrat Pulev but also lost against Whyte, Oleksandr Usyk and Joseph Parker.
How to follow the fight
This fight takes place on Saturday 3 December.
It will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, north London.
The undercard is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and the main event will begin at 9:35 p.m.
The Fury v Chisora ring walks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m.
talkSPORT will broadcast the fight exclusively live and for free.
Our team of experts will consist of presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator Andy Clarke and former super bantamweight champion Spencer Oliver.
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