Tyson Fury now appears unlikely to fight in a UK homecoming on Saturday December 5 after he revealed that he would return to the ring in 2021.
‘The Gypsy King’ (30-0-1) had been expected to fight unbeaten German Agit Kabayel (20-0) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This after the recent collapse of his planned trilogy fight against American Deontay Wilder.
But now, less then three weeks out from that date, it appears the fight is unlikely to happen. Which means the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world heavyweight champion would have to wait until next year to return.
Speaking on Twitter, he said: “The Gypsy King is returning in 2021. Only those that have supported me 100% since my comeback will be with me for the glory.”
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
Fury had recently “moved on” from the planned third meeting with Wilder after it was deemed not possible to do it by the end of 2020. The Morecambe man had stated consistently that he would fight before the end of this year.
Fury and Wilder camps in mediation
During the past week it was revealed that mediation was taking place between the two camps. This with a view to seeing if the fight could be resurrected. Wilder’s team appear eager still for the match to happen.
The big prize of course for Fury in 2021 appears to be the massive all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua. The pair have already agreed in principle the financial structure for a two-fight deal.
Joshua meanwhile is scheduled to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. That bout will air live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the United States.
May or June have been mooted as the likeliest months for the first instalment of Fury vs Joshua. A rematch would likely take place before the end of 2021.
Fury remains a general 1/2 chance with the bookmakers to win that fight, with Joshua around the 6/4 mark.