On December 5, the Gypsy King Tyson Fury will be defending his WBC Heavyweight title against Agit Kabayel from Germany. The opponents will face each other in London to determine what is tougher and cooler – experience or young age?
In December 2018, Fury lost a fight for the first time in his career and got deprived of his unified champion title. In the rematch, which took place in February 2020, Fury dominated Wilder, knocking him down, and got his WBC title back. According to the contract, a trilogy fight, scheduled for July 2020, was supposed to determine the favourite. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, Fury still needs to defend the title. That’s why on December 5 the 32-year old English boxer will clash with young Agit Kabayel.
The German boxer of Kurdish descent doesn’t have any big victories in his career. Kabayel’s most famous opponent was Derek Chisora, who in 2017 lost the European Heavyweight title to Kabayel.
The 28-year old German boxer had 20 fights and won all of them (13 – by knockouts).
Kabayel’s most recent fight was in July 2020 against Evgenios Lazaridis from Greece. The victory in that fight brought Agit the vacant WBA Continental Heavyweight title.
As for the upcoming bout with Tyson Fury, for Kabayel it is a chance to make a statement of his intentions to win the WBC Heavyweight Belt.
Fury is famous for his persistence. He never backs off, but skilfully disorients his opponents. Besides, Tyson Fury is 15 cm taller than Kabayel.
Taking many factors into account, bookies favour the Gypsy King, offering odds of 1.04 on his victory. Meanwhile, the odds on Kabayel’s triumph are 11.5.