AGIT KABAYEL has reportedly agreed to fight Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title on December 5.
And that comes after the Gypsy King finally responded to Deontay Wilder’s cheating allegations by claiming the American had ‘lost his marbles’.
Only the ‘final details need to be clarified’ before an official announcement is made this week on the world champion’s next defence.
That is according to Bild, who claim the undefeated German was a boyhood friend of ex-Manchester City star Leroy Sane.
It will be the Gypsy King's first time boxing in the UK since 2018, having signed a deal with US promotion Top Rank last year.
And after cancelling his trilogy bout with Wilder, Fury is now using his homecoming as a tune up to prepare for an all-British unification showdown with Anthony Joshua in 2021.
But he will face a tough test in the 20-0 fighter when they collide in London.
Kabayel was born in Leverkusen with both his parents coming from the Kurdish part of Turkey.
He grew up with Bayern Munich’s Sane and also played football alongside him at Bayer Leverkusen
Kabayel, who is also the cousin of rapper KC Rebell, is a former European champion and defeated Evgenios Lazaridis in July.
The Bochum-based boxer recently signed up with Fury’s US promoters Top Rank and was due to make his debut Stateside until the coronavirus outbreak scuppered that.
Meanwhile, Fury has hit back Wilder’s bizarre claims he had an object resembling an ‘egg weight’ hidden inside his gloves and his former trainer, Mark Breland, spiked his water before his loss to the Englishman in February.
The 32-year-old told TalkSPORT: “First of all it was the suit, then it was the bicep injury, then his trainer was on our team, then the referee was against him, then I had weights in my gloves.
“Now someone has spiked his water. It’s one of those things, isn’t it.”
And discussing the reasons behind the failure to get a trilogy fight with the Bronze Bomber sorted and instead finding an alternative opponent, Fury added: “The original date was July 18.
“That didn’t happen because he had an injury so it got put back three months to October, then that didn’t happen because they were trying to get a venue.
“And then they had three dates in December – 5th, 12th, 19th – which I agreed to all them and obviously that didn’t’ happen.
“So, I’m not going to wait around forever.”
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