Tyson Fury Announces His Next Opponent – Confirms December Return

Published 11/02/2020, 11:45 PM EST

Tyson Fury was expected to face Deontay Wilder in the trilogy bout for the WBC heavyweight championship. However, the much-anticipated clash failed to see the light of the day after Fury revealed that the contract which enforced the trilogy bout had expired.

However, Fury will still be competing in December at Royal Albert Hall in London., confirmed the Gypsy King’s UK co-promoter Frank Warren.

“Tyson’s fighting on December 5. We’re giving the guy we wanna fight, which is Kabayel. We’re giving him 24 hours now to sign the contract or we’re gonna move on.” Warren revealed while talking to talkSPORT.

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The offer came with an ultimatum and the German boxer Agit Kabayel will only have 24 hours to sign the contract. No further details were shared by Warren.

He’s got about 24 hours now to make his mind up to sign it and send it back or we’ll move on.

Earlier, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum named Oscar Rivas, Agit Kabayel and Efe Ajagba as potential opponents for Tyson Fury. There were also reports of Fury facing Carlos Takam ahead of boxing return on December 5. Seems like the Gypsy King has set his eyes on the undefeated boxing prospect Agit Kabayel.

Tyson Fury confirms his boxing return against Agit Kabayel

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A lot would depend on the next 24-hours as Fury and team wait for Kabayel’s response. The WBA continental heavyweight champion remains undefeated inside the boxing ring with a record of 20-0. Additionally, he has a notable victory over boxing veteran Dereck Chisora.

The 28-year-old fighter has proved his mettle inside the boxing ring with several incredible performances. However, he remains relatively inactive. He has only fought three times ever since his sensational win over Chisora back in November 2016.

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It is certainly a huge jump for Kabayel. Needless to say, he will look to cement his position in the heavyweight division and etch his name in the history books should he get past Tyson Fury. Needless to say, it’s easier said than done.

Fury has already signed a two-fight deal with the current WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion of the world Antony Joshua. Both the boxers are expected to share the ring in a hugely anticipated unification title bout. However, while Fury has Kabayel in-front of him, Joshua will have to get past Kubrat Pulev in December in order to ensure the unification title bout.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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