After weeks of torment, it’s official Tyson Fury (32-0-1) will not fight Anthony Joshua nor Manuel Charr as it turns out. The WBC Heavyweight Champion faces off with Derek Chisora (33-12) on December 3rd.

The pair have met twice previously, their first encounter dates all the way back to 2011. Both had undefeated records at the time, the British and Commonwealth titles were also on the line in a fight Fury won by decision. The second installment ended with Chisora retiring on his stall at the end of the tenth, this time the European title replaced the Commonwealth belt along with a chance to fight then champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.

The upcoming third fight has not been a celebrated by fans to say the least. However, Frank Warren and Bob Arum must have huge confidence in the star-power of The Gypsy King with the 62,000 plus seater New White Hart Lane Stadium having been booked for the occasion.

Fury was assertive and full of confidence in his defence of his next opponent, even putting Chisora on a-par with WBA, WBO and IBF Heavyweight World Champion Oleksandr Usyk in today’s press conference.

“You got the so called top guys in the division! We offer them fights and no smoke! You offer it to Derek Chisora, boom! He’s sat here opposite me. Man has got balls and in today’s society in this boxing game, there is a big lack of balls. With Chisora, he does exactly what it says on the tin. He goes to War.

“I did outbox him comfortably the second time (I fought him), but Chisora’s style has changed and guess what? So has mine! I used to be a tip-tap boxer, jibbing and jabbing on the back foot dancing around the ring. Now I am a HMS Destroyer. When you get two heavy forces coming together with massive bombs, somebody is getting knocked out. It will sellout in one day, 70,000 people.

“I rate Derek Chisora as highly as I do Usyk. I will train as hard for him as I would do against any man in the World. If I didn’t I would be an absolute idiot, I will not underestimate Derek Chisora!”

Financially the bout will probably make sense, Derek Chisora’s name is among the mainstream after such a storied career in the UK. The pre-fight press conference’s will undoubtedly get spicier as the fight draws nearer. It wall all be good fun I’m sure, but what boxing fans are getting is far from what was promised on December 3rd.