Fury vs Chisora 3 Undercard Finalised As World And European Title Fights Join Dec 3 Show
WBC world champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) and veteran heavyweight Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) meet in a controversially received trilogy clash at the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England this Saturday, December 3.
Fury and Chisora have clashed twice before with their 2011 bout for the British title seeing Fury rip the unbeaten record off Chisora through a 118-111, 117-112, 117-112 unanimous points decision. The pair rematched in 2014 in a final eliminator for the WBO world title where Fury dominated Chisora from start to finish, leading to the British veteran retiring on his stool after ten completed rounds.
In the chief support, Daniel Dubois (18-1, 17 KOs) puts his WBA (Regular) Heavyweight title on the line against South Africa’s Kevin Lerena (28-1, 14 KOs). Lerena is a former IBO world cruiserweight champion, making six defences of the title before moving up to heavyweight where he has recorded victories over Patrick Ferguson, Bogdan Dinu and Mariusz Wach. Lerena is easily the best opponent of Dubois’ career to date and should give the young Brit a firm test before a shot at either Fury or Usyk in 2023.
France’s Yvan Mendy (47-5-1, 22 KOs) and unbeaten mandatory challenger, Ukraine’s Denys Berinchyk (16-0, 9 KOs) collide for the EBU and WBO International lightweight titles. The vastly experienced Frenchmen has five distance defeats in his 53-bout career against three world title challengers in closely contested bouts, Mendy also holds an upset win over Luke Campbell. Berinchyk is part of Ukraine’s Class of 2012 along with Vasiliy Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk, winning silver at the London Olympics.
“In March I had to stop my boxing activity and joined the team of volunteers who helped our troops and people in hot points,” explained Berinchyk. “We’ve been to many places very close to the front. It was not that easy to get back to the gym after everything, but I understood that Ukrainians need all kinds of wins, so I couldn’t miss a possibility to raise the Ukrainian flag in a European ring.
Two of Queensberry’s Blue Chip prospects also feature on the card, with teenage prodigy Royston Barney-Smith (3-0, 1) having his fourth four-rounder against the Nicaraguan Cruz Perez (3-3-1, 1), known as ‘The Pitbull’. Future light heavyweight Karol Itauma (8-0, 6) has his ninth professional fight against the Slovakian Vladimir Belujsky (12-5-1, 8) – AKA Big Bad Vlad – who is based in Ireland.
Tyson Fury comrades Isaac Lowe (21-2-3, 6) and Hosea Burton (27-3, 12) complete the card in six-round fights at super featherweight and cruiserweight respectively. Lowe competes in a tune-up) bout against Sandeep Singh Bhatti (8-4, 1 KOs), Burton’s opponent is yet to be confirmed.
Fury vs Chisora 3 will be co-promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions in association with Bob Arum’s Top Rank live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK for a record-high £26.95 pay-per-view cost and ESPN + in the US.
The doors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium are scheduled to open at 5 pm UK Time for Tyson Fury vs Chisora 3 with the first bell at 5:15 pm UK time (12:15 pm ET/9:15 am PT), expected to be streamed on the BT Sport Boxing YouTube channel in the UK. ESPN + has scheduled its undercard stream for 1 pm ET/11 am PT.
The Fury Chisora 3 pay-per-view broadcast is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm UK time (2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT) with main event ring walks scheduled for as early as 9:00 pm UK time (4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT) according to BT Sport who commented that the plan is for “the main event set to go down slightly earlier than normal”.
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