Tyson Fury will fight on Dec. 5, but he will not be fighting Deontay Wilder. Instead he’ll be fighting Agit Kabayel in London. The Athletic first reported the news of the upcoming fight.
Originally the Fury and Wilder trilogy was going to take place in December at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, but the bout was canceled due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
Fury (30-0-1 21 KOs) is the current WBC heavyweight titleholder and lineal heavyweight champion. He is coming off his rematch with Wilder in which Fury picked up a seventh round TKO win. Their first meeting ended in a draw.
There have been talks of Fury and Anthony Joshua fighting in 2021, but nothing is set in stone at this time. Both of those guys are now booked to fight in December as Joshua fights Kubrat Pulev on Dec. 12.
As for Fury, before he can get a shot with Joshua or complete the trilogy with Wilder, he must get by Kabayel (20-0, 13 KOs) first. Kabayel, of Germany, is undefeated and is coming off a unanimous decision win of Evegenios Lazaridis in July.
Dec. 5 will be a big day for boxing as Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia will fight on the same day.