Tyson Fury has his next opponent lined up.
The Gypsy King’s team are in negotiations with fellow heavyweight Agit Kabayel, and are close to finalising a deal for December 5, per The Athletic. It marks a final blow to any hope Deontay Wilder’s apparent renewed interest in a third fight with Fury.
That fight was scrapped after Fury’s side felt a deadline to book the rematch expired, and Wilder’s team hadn’t done their part in finding a date and venue for the bout, in part to the COVID-19 virus.
Instead, the WBC heavyweight champion looks to Agit Kabayel, a German boxer also promoted by Top Rank. Kabayel, 28, is undefeated and holds a notable victory over Dereck Chisora.
Should Fury win, and should fellow heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeat Kubrat Pulev on December 12, the pair will be set to meet each other in a brace of fights next year that will likely be as big as any we’ve seen in boxing for decades.