4:23 p.m. update: Tyson Fury is making his long awaited ring walk, ready to face Chisora for a third time.
3:38 p.m. update: The undercard is officially a wrap after Daniel Dubois won a third-round TKO over Kevin Lerena. It’s unclear how long a delay we’ll see before Fury-Chisora gets started.
The heavyweight division is back in the spotlight on Saturday, December 3 as WBC champion Tyson Fury makes his return from a short-lived retirement to face Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in England. The fight will air as an ESPN+ PPV with the main card starting at 2 p.m. ET. The main event ring walks are scheduled for approximately 5 p.m. ET, although they will likely start later than that.
This is the third bout between Fury and Chisora. Fury won an unanimous decision in 2011 to claim the British and Commonwealth titles. They met again in 2014 with the European WBO International and British titles on the line. Chisora retired after ten rounds in that bout.
Fury claimed to be retiring from boxing after he beat Dillian Whyte in Wembley Stadium this past April, but that retirement ended before it really began. Oleksandr Usyk now holds The Ring title and Fury has put forth a challenge to the closest the division has to an undisputed champ.
Chisora won the WBA International title in his last fight, beating Kubrat Pulev via split decision in July. That followed three straight losses, including one to Usyk and two straight to Joseph Parker.
Fury comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is installed at -2500 odds to win while Chisora is a +1200 underdog. The favored outcome is a Fury stoppage at -350.
Tyson Fury vs. Derek Chisora round-by-round results
Round 1: Fury 10-9
Chisora started out targeting the body, but Fury responded with a great right hand following his jab. Fury has proven to take body shots in the past. Chisora will have to cover up more, or he could end up on the canvas sooner than later.
Round 2: Fury 10-9
Chisora came up with a nice right hand early, but Fury is head hunting with a flurry of power shots. A left upper cut has Chisora leaning on the ropes. This is getting out of hand for Chisora. Fury all over him.
Round 3: Fury 10-9
Fury fires off a solid right hand to start out the round, leaving Chisora with spaghetti legs. A follow up right upper cut connects, Chisora absorbing an array of shots from the champion. Chisora is in the deep end and its not looking good. Late right hand by Chisora stops Fury for a moment, but the Gypsy King is connecting on all levels. Interesting interaction to end the round as Fury and Chisora both land on the canvas.
Round 4: Fury 10-9
Following a round in which he landed 23 power punches, Fury slows it down a bit and Chisora scores a right hand. Both men grabbing at each other, Chisora more aggressive, looks like Fury using this round as a breather.
Round 5: Fury 10-9
Chisora’s corner implying to keep emphasis on Fury’s body, how many more hits can he take is the question? Double jab and right hand, followed by the right upper cut connect again for Fury. Much more busy this round, Chisora once again trying to escape but Fury’s reach is deadly.
Round 6: Fury 10-9
“Close the gap,” yells Chisora’s corner, he’s going to have to get a bit more busy to stay in the fight. Fury switching between south paw and back to the right hand stance. Chisora misses over head right and both fighters less active this round. Late right hook from Fury.
Round 7: Fury 10-9
Both fighters slowing down the pace, Fury looks to be using his height and weight to his advantage. Fury connects with some late south paw hits, Chisora looks gassed. Fury perhaps setting him up.
Round 8: Fury 10-9
Big right hand by Fury connects in the middle of the ring. Chisora caught in the corner once again, nice upper cut once again by Fury. Swelling developing on Chisora’s face, Fury looking to be in the driver’s seat.
Round 9: Fury 10-9
Chisora showing heart but the champion is just too much, Fury tallying up power shot after power shot. Fury firing on all cylinders, Chisora now bleeding from the mouth. His corner will have to make a choice sooner than later.
Round 10: Fury 10-9
Fury looking to close it out, Chisora’s right eye nearly swollen shut. It’s over, Tyson Fury finishes Derek Chisora once again via TKO. Victor Loughlin pulls the plug, Gypsy King wins.