Fury was scheduled to fight on December 5 in a stay-busy encounter, but his return got pushed back to next year.
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Fury believes the rematch clause in his contract has expired and will instead fight Agit Kabayel in London on December 5.
As reports continue to swirl regarding a possible unification battle with current WBC belt holder Tyson Fury, Sulaiman has spoken directly to AJ for the first time.
The heavyweight fighter’s career took a drastic lurch for the worse after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 – with Fury having candidly admitted to contemplating suicide during his darkest moments.
The heavyweight champion had been due to take on Deontay Wilder for a third time but walked away from the fight after it was postponed until 2021.
The 32-year-old Briton’s last bout was against Deontay Wilder in February, where he won the WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas with a seventh round stoppage.
Wilder, one of the most outspoken fighters in the heavyweight division, has been incredibly quiet since losing his WBC heavyweight belt in his rematch with Fury back in February.
Instead, Fury has turned his attention to a heavyweight world title reunification fight against Anthony Joshua next year.
Fury was contractually obliged to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Wilder towards the end of this year, yet the coronavirus pandemic and the American’s recovery from a bicep injury have complicated matters.
Joshua and Fury are expected to fight at least once in 2021, with AJ bringing his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles and Fury adding his WBC strap to a mouth-watering heavyweight unification scrap.
Joshua holds three of the four major world titles and his next two fights could be against mandatory challengers.
And he’s got big targets on his mind when he does, but first he needs to deal with mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
It is understood Joshua’s defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns against Kubrat Pulev has been pencilled in for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena, while Fury, the WBC champion, is committed to a third bout with Deontay Wilder.
Fury, who won the WBC heavyweight title in February, has prior experience of professional wrestling after beating Brawn Strowman during WWE’s 2019 pay-per-view Crown Jewel.
The Gypsy King is currently closing in on a trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder on December 19, though the fight is far from certain given the ever-changing global situation.
Dillian Whyte’s KO defeat to Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night removed the WBC mandatory that threatened to disrupt a potential undisputed fight next year.
Wilder and Fury are set to do battle for a third time after the Brit convincingly defeated the former WBC heavyweight champion via a seventh-round stoppage in Las Vegas earlier this year.
The WBC champion issued an ominous promise to his main rivals during a car ride with his father, John, after a morning run.
The arch rivals bumped into each other in Marbella, Spain over the weekend in a chance meeting between the pair as they both took time to relax ahead of their training camps.
Fury dealt Wilder the first defeat of his professional career earlier this year as he stopped him in the seventh round in Las Vegas.