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WBC champion Tyson Fury 'has his sights set on Carlos Takam and Agit Kabayel for homecoming fight'


WBC champion Tyson Fury ‘has his sights set on former Anthony Joshua opponent Carlos Takam and unbeaten Agit Kabayel for homecoming fight in December’

  • Fury was set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight just before Christmas 
  • He walked away from showdown after the American’s rematch clause expired
  • Fury reportedly has his sights set on Takam, 39, and unbeaten Agit Kabayel
  • Fury, Takam and Kabayel all share promoters Top Rank in the United States 

Tyson Fury is considering Carlos Takam for his homecoming fight, according to the Frenchman’s co-promoter. 

The WBC champion was set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight just before Christmas in Las Vegas .

But the ‘Gypsy King’ walked away from the showdown after the American’s rematch clause expired. 

WBC champion Tyson Fury is considering Carlos Takam for his homecoming fight in December

WBC champion Tyson Fury is considering Carlos Takam for his homecoming fight in December

Now Fury reportedly has his sights set on Takam, 39, who lost to Anthony Joshua in 2017, and unbeaten Agit Kabayel, a former European champion who outpointed Derek Chisora three years ago.

Fury, Takam and Kabayel all share promoters Top Rank in the United States.

Joe DeGuardia, the president of Star Boxing, who co-promote Takam with Top Rank, told Sky Sports: ‘Certainly I believe that, when you look at who is out there and who is available, Carlos would probably be the best guy out there to fight Fury.’ 

Asked if he wanted to strike a deal for Takam to fight Fury in December, DeGuardia added: ‘Absolutely, it’s the heavyweight championship of the world.

Takam has faced Anthony Joshua, Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin

Takam has faced Anthony Joshua, Derek Chisora, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin

‘A great heavyweight champion who had a spectacular victory earlier in the year over Deontay Wilder.

‘He’s got a tremendous background story and I think Fury is great for the game, so certainly, being a fight of that magnitude and having the opportunity for Carlos to fight a fight of that magnitude against Fury would be great.

‘This would be a rare time for Carlos when he would have the proper opportunity to train. That AJ fight was on short notice. This one he’s training and ready, and Carlos would certainly love the opportunity to fight Fury.

‘He would love to fight Fury, he believes he would win the fight. He’s looking forward to an opportunity, if we can make the deal.’

Asked when a decision could be made on the fight, DeGuardia said: ‘This would be something that’s going to happen relatively soon.’

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