Tyson Fury WBC champion appears ready to defend his heavyweight title against Agit Kabayel in London on December 5.
The Gypsy King was initially meant to take on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy sometime this year but it has now been postponed till 2021.
He is now scheduled to face-off with the 28-year-old at the Royal Albert Hall in his first fight in the UK in more than two years.
But the terms of the fight must be consented to by the German who has remained unbeaten in his career having won all 20 of his previous fights with 13 ending in knockouts.
Fury became a heavyweight champion for the second time earlier this year after demolishing the Bronze Bomber in the seventh round of their second bout in Las Vegas.
They were however due for the final phase of their battle in July but the outbreak of COVID-19 delayed the process until later this year.
Fury decided to shop for another opponent since the Wilder camp again shifted the date.
Meanwhile, apart from Kabayel, Carlos Takam was also in the race to face the WBC titleholder but that has been settled now.
The Mirror reports that the Brit is favourite to emerge victorious from the encounter and retain his belt ahead of a proposed unification clash with Anthony Joshua next year.
Joshua on the other hand will test his strength when he fights Kubrat Pulev on December 12, by which point he will know whether Fury is waiting for him. Fury's promoter Frank Warren told talkSPORT:
"We're giving the guy we want to fight, which is Kabayel, 24 hours now to sign the contract or we're going to move on.
"He’s undefeated and has a win on his record over Derek Chisora. He [was] the European champion and he's ranked by the WBC. That's who’s sitting at the moment on a contract and we’re waiting."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Tyson Fury will not be facing Deontay Wilder for the third time, the WBC heavyweight champion has confirmed.
The British heavyweight fighter claimed that organizers have failed to fix a date for the trilogy in 2020 as he now looks set to honour the two-fight contract with Anthony Joshua in 2021.
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