Looks Like It’s Carlos Takam For Tyson Fury on Dec 5th?
UPDATE: LOOKING FORWARD TO BE BACK IN ENGLAND SOON FOR THIS OTHERS MEGA CHALLENGE
(POSTED BY CARLOS TAKAM ON HIS OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM)
After a long list of potential foes have offered their services for the December 5th ‘homecoming’ for Tyson Fury at the Royal Albert Hall (UK), the list has APPARENTLY been shortlisted to either Carlos Takam or Agit Kabayel.
Both fighters are promoted by Bob Arum who also co-promotes Fury so the fight can be easily made. These two
fighters are on standby whilst the final small print is sorted out.
Takam is 39-5-1 (28 KO’s) and last fought on 9/7/20 against Jerry Forrest (winning a unanimous decision) whilst Kabayel has a 20-0 (13 KO’s) record and last fought on 19/7/20, winning a unanimous decision over Evgenios Lazaridis. Kabayel also holds a majority decision points win over Chisora in 2017.
We favour Takam (for the reasons in our breakdown on all the top 15 WBC contenders and other fighters viewable > here <) as he has fought in the UK prior which will be able to help promote the fight (putting up a stern challenge to Anthony Joshua in a championship bid) and is always up for short notice fights. With that said, out of the two fighters, only Kabayel is ranked in the WBC top 15 (and is No.15 as of the 12th October). It was previously stated by the Fury camp that it would be an opponent currently in the WBC top 15 heavyweights.
As a competitive fight, we are hoping for Takam (39) who has a proven track record and may give a better account of himself, though like most of Fury’s opponents, the height disparity would be difficult for Takam to overcome (Takam is 1.87m compared to 2.06m).
Kabayel has a very good record and the win over Chisora stands out but marketing could be difficult with many that have not heard of him.
Expect an announcement soon.
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