Bravose Previews: Fights happening in December 2022
by Kate Rosindale on Dec 01, 2022
December is set to be a slightly quieter month in the boxing schedule, but one match up creating a whole lot of noise is the heavyweight clash between old enemies Derek Chisora and the WBC world champion Tyson Fury.
The much anticipated fight will take place on Saturday 3 December at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, all thanks to Frank Warren’s Queensberry promotions, Bob Arum’s Top Rank and BT Sport.
Both boxers are heading into the fight on the back of victories. Fury saw off fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in April of this year via an uppercut that caused a sixth round knockout. Meanwhile challenger Chisora came out on top against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in July.
It will be the third time the pair has met; all the way back in 2011 Fury took the first bout by unanimous decision, while in the re-match of 2014 Chisora retired on the stool at the end of the tenth round.
Despite Chisora being comprehensively beaten on both those previous occasions, boxing fans will be looking on and wondering just whether anybody will be able to beat 34-year-old Fury before he hangs up his gloves for good.
It is widely acknowledged that, in order to win, Chisora will need to knock Fury out. He simply does not have the skill set to take on Fury, but will he get that one punch chance that will be required to take the crown?
As the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium hosts only its second boxing event - following the Anthony Joshua versus Oleksandr Usyk unified fight in September 2021 - the expected 60,000 capacity crowd will be eager to find out.
Here we share a list of the fights to be taking place during December 2022.
Friday 2 December at the Utilita Arena, Newcastle, UK – Kalle Sauerland’s Wasserman
- Josh Kelly vs Troy Williamson (British Super-Welterweight Title)
Saturday 3 December at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry
- Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora 3 (WBC Heavyweight World Title)
- Daniel Dubois vs Kevin Lerena (WBA ‘Regular’ Heavyweight Title)
Saturday 3 December at the Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom
- Juan Estrada vs Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez 3 (Super-Flyweight)
Saturday 10 December at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom
- Josh Warrington vs Luis Alberto Lopez (IBF Featherweight World Title)
Saturday 10 December at the CHI Health Center, Omaha, USA – BLK PRIME
- Terence Crawford vs David Avanesyan (WBO Welterweight World Title)
Saturday 10 December at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank
- Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin (Super-Lightweight)
Tuesday 13 December at the Ariake Arena, Tokyo, Japan – Hideyuki Ohashi’s Phoenix
- Naoya Inoue vs Paul Butler (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Bantamweight World Titles)
Saturday 17 December at the Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, UK – Ben Shalom’s BOXXER
- Chris Billam-Smith vs Armend Xhoxhaj (Cruiserweight)
- Dan Azeez vs Rocky Fielding (British Light-Heavyweight Title)
Saturday 17 December at Venue TBC, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC
- Michel Rivera vs Frank Martin (Lightweight)
Saturday 31 December at Tokyo, Japan – Lifetime
- Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco (WBA and WBO Super-Flyweight World Titles)