Tyson Fury cancels plans for Dec.5th fight against Agit Kabayel, will return in 2021
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury has decided not to go ahead with his plans for a December 5th warm-up match against Agit Kabayel. Fury says he’ll be returning to the ring in 2021.
It’s unknown if this is a move being done by WBC heavyweight champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) because of the mediation resolution situation he’s dealing with right now with Deontay Wilder.
The fact that Fury, 32, is now saying he won’t fight until 2021 suggests that he will be facing Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in the trilogy match after all.
Tyson Fury’s next opponent still unknown
Fury’s promoter Bob Arum isn’t saying anything about whether Wilder will be the next opponent or not, but we should hear something soon. Many boxing fans were against Fury’s idea of taking a tune-up fight against the German heavyweight Kabayel (20-0, 14 KOs), as they wanted him to face Wilder.
Some fans believe that Fury has suddenly become risk aversive now that he’s got two mega-fights he’s signed for against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in 2021.
Although Fury beat Wilder easily by a seventh-round knockout earlier this year on February 22nd, Wilder was injured with a bicep problem during the fight, and Fury hit him with a lot of rabbit punches. Wilder thinks that Fury had something in his gloves during the fight.
The Gypsy King is returning in 2021. Only those that have supported me 100% since my comeback will be with me for the glory.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) November 15, 2020
Wilder wants his trilogy match with Fury, as he has a lot of payback that he wants to dish out. Wilder had Fury knocked out in the first fight in the 12th, but the referee Jack Reiss incredibly gave a count while he was snoozing on the canvas. It looked very odd as if it was a scene from the early 1950s when referees were still giving counts when a fighter was knocked cold.
Arum says Fury vs. Wilder III is going to happen
“No, I think a third Wilder fight is going to happen because I think Pulev is going to knock the stuffing out of Joshua, and then Fury is going to look for Wilder for that third fight because it’s the biggest fight out there,” said Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
“So let’s be patient. I’m telling you that Pulev wins that fight, and if Pulev wins, there’s no Joshua. So obviously, Fury and Wilder is the biggest heavyweight fight. I don’t know if I’m underestimating him or overestimating him. I’m telling you that Pulev is going to beat him,” said Arum.
Hopefully, Fury fights Wilder a third time because there needs to be closure after all the controversy surrounding the first two fights. The fans want to see who the better man is, and right now, it’s still up in the air about who the better heavyweight is.
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