We now know who are the lead candidates for Tyson Fury’s next opponent.
Fury is the WBC Heavyweight Champion. He captured the gold back on February 22. “The Gypsy King” scored a seventh-round TKO win over Deontay Wilder in their rematch.
Fight fans were expecting a trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder as “The Bronze Bomber” decided to exercise his rematch clause. After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bout was moved to December 19. Once that date was no longer feasible, Fury became fed up. His team claimed that Wilder’s clause has expired and now Fury plans to fight someone else on December 5 in London.
Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum recently revealed the frontrunners for Fury’s next opponent. Those potential opponents are Agit Kabayel and Carlos Takam (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“He’s deciding on an opponent. I don’t know given the football schedule if we can do it on ESPN. But until I get an opponent I’m not going to ESPN (to discuss it). I’m not doing a busboy. Fury should beat Takam but Takam is at least known and he has been on ESPN. And he looked pretty good in the last fight. The other guy (Kabayel) is undefeated and he has fought some fairly decent guys. I haven’t come up with anybody else.”
Agit Kabayel is undefeated to this point with a record of 20-0. Along the way, he has scored 13 knockouts. Carlos Takam is a seasoned veteran with a record of 39-5-1 with 28 of those victories coming by way of knockout.