Bob Arum names Oscar Rivas, Agit Kabayel and Efe Ajagba as potential opponents for London fight before Anthony Joshua showdown in 2021
Bob Arum has revealed the three most likely candidates for Tyson Fury’s homecoming fight in London in December.
The ‘Gypsy King’ was set to face champion Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight just before Christmas at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
However, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren confirmed to talkSPORT the American’s rematch clause had expired and that Fury would be moving on to other opportunities.
Warren detailed his plan for the current WBC heavyweight champion during his appearance on the Jim White Show, saying he would fight in London in December before focusing his attention on Anthony Joshua.
And Arum, who represents the 32-year-old with Top Rank in the US, revealed Oscar Rivas, Efe Agbaja and Agit Kabayel were in contention to face Fury.
“Yeah, those are the names,” he told iFL TV. “It’s not rocket science.
“Go to the 15 names on the WBC list, 10 of them are not available because they are scheduled to fight within the next month or the next two months, they’re not available.
“[Daniel] Dubois is there, [Joe] Joyce is there, but they’re not available. In the same way [Dereck] Chisora is there and [Oleksandr] Usyk is there – but they’re not available.
“Dillian Whyte is there, but he has a fight coming up. [Joseph] Parker is fighting [Junior] Fa who is also there, so you end up with five guys who are possible.
“You mentioned three of the five; there’s Efe Agbaja, Agit Kabayel, Rivas is there and there are two others.
“We will have pick out, see who is available and pick it out. Rivas and Efe are Top Rank fighters and I’m sure we could arrange for them to be available if that’s who was chosen.
“I’ve got to talk to Frank and to Tyson.”
Rivas went the distance with Whyte in July 2019 and even managed to drop ‘The Body Snatcher’ at the 02 Arena.
Agbaja is a Nigerian boxer with 14 wins and 11 knockouts who wants to face Anthony Joshua in Africa, while Kabayel defeated Chisora in Monaco almost three years ago.