According to the Manchester Evening News, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will stake his title in a voluntary defense against countryman Derek Chisora on December 3 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The bout between Fury and Chisora will be the third meeting between the two.

Fury won a twelve round unanimous decision over Chisora in 2011, and then picked up a stoppage victory in their 2014 rematch.

Chisora is coming off a decision win in a rematch with Kubrat Pulev.

Fury had hoped to face unified champion Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed fight, but the Ukrainian fighter is taking the rest of the year off.

Several months ago, Fury had mentioned Chisora as a possible opponent - but later denied that he was going to face him.

Last week, Fury's co-promoter, Frank Warren, explained that they were struggling to secure a top opponent and ultimately decided on Chisora.

“We’ve been struggling to get an opponent but we’ve got the highest-ranked opponent which is Dereck Chisora,” Warren told IFL TV.

“That’s where we’ll be going and that’ll be on December 3. We were just trying to find someone and it’s been very difficult. What it’s all about is that Tyson will have had one fight in a year and we always expected the fight in December would have been Usyk, but Usyk wasn’t available.

“Now, I hope, that looks like some time in February. Tyson wants to fight before then and get out, we want to get him out and that’s where we’re at. I’m not going to disregard Chisora but if he comes through that then we’ve got the big one [vs Usyk]. That’s really what it’s all been about this year.”