The UK’s Tyson Fury is set to defend his WBC heavyweight world title in a trilogy fight with fellow British boxer Derek Chisora on December 3 after negotiations for a domestic showdown with Anthony Joshua collapsed.

It will be the pair’s third bout after Fury beat Chisora in 2011 and 2014 and will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, home of the English soccer’s Premier League club.

On the same bill, Britain’s WBA regular world champion Daniel Dubois will defend his belt against South Africa’s Kevin Lerena.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said: “I am thrilled to be delivering a Tyson Fury world title defense in front of the British fans in London.

“Tyson clearly conquered America across his trilogy with Deontay Wilder and there is also huge demand to stage his fights from sites across the world.

“Tyson wanted to fight in his home country again this year following his special night at Wembley Stadium in April.

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“This brings us to the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a match against an old rival in Derek Chisora. Derek, also a big favorite with British fans, has reinvented himself in recent years and Tyson has long stated his wish to fight him for a third time.”

Warren said Fury still plans to take on Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, who beat Joshua earlier this year, in a unification fight early next year, adding: “Tyson can’t afford any slip-up in this fight as he has the much-publicized undisputed match-up with Usyk in the new year, which we’re really looking forward to.”

The news comes after months of speculation surrounding Fury’s plans since his last fight back in April.

After defeating Dillan Whyte, the 34-year-old said he was retiring from boxing, teasing potential exhibition fights with Hafthor Bjornsson and Francis Ngannou. However, he decided to unretire to call for a fight with Chisora before announcing his retirement again.

He unretired for the second time to demand a match with Usyk following the Ukrainian’s win against Joshua but was told it would not be possible until next year.

Fury then began negotiations for a bout against Joshua, but the respective teams could not agree to terms.

Talks remain ongoing for Fury to face Usyk in February in the Middle East.

Bob Arum, Fury’s US co-promoter, said: “Whenever Tyson Fury fights, it is a major event, and I expect him to once again put on a spectacular show for the fans.

“There are talks about what’s next for Tyson, but the first order of business is a battle against the extraordinarily tough fighter in Derek Chisora.”

Meanwhile, UK-based commercial radio broadcaster TalkSport has announced it has secured audio coverage rights in the UK and Ireland for the match.

The broadcaster previously covered the boxing rematch between Usyk and Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 23.

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