WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will not be seen in the boxing ring until next year, as the iconic British pugilist himself has stated that he won’t be returning before 2021.
Tyson Fury postpones comeback to next year
Tyson Fury was expected to announce his WBC title defense bout against German boxer Agit Kabayel in December, which is now in a quandary as the champion himself has negated his return to the ring this year with a tweet.
“The Gypsy King is returning in 2021. Only those that have supported me 100% since my comeback will be with me for the glory,” Fury tweeted.
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
The Gypsy King was last seen in action against Deontay Wilder back on 22nd February this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. A third fight to conclude the trilogy has been under speculation for months with Wilder himself pushing Fury to face him for the third time for the WBC heavyweight belt.
Now with the postponement of a possible title defense against Kabayel next month, Fury’s hiatus may almost lengthen to a whole year.
Eddie Hearn says a win against Pulev will clear the path for Anthony Joshua to take on Tyson Fury in 2021
Eddie Hearn, the MD of Matchroom Sport recently opened up about the possibility of a fight between Fury and the WBA, WBO, IBF heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua, the latter who is scheduled to defend his heavyweight title against Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena on 12th December.
“Hopefully we can just make sure that if Anthony Joshua can beat Kubrat Pulev on December 12, then the path is clear for AJ against Fury in 2021,” Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports.
“If the legal action rumbles on, because ultimately after that fight with Pulev, we want to be in a position to say ‘This is the fight for the undisputed’,” Hearn added, regarding any complication that might arise before the Fury-Joshua fight.