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Three-Man Shortlist For Tyson Fury’s Homecoming Fight Revealed After Deontay Wilder Trilogy Bout 'Called Off'

Three-Man Shortlist For Tyson Fury’s Homecoming Fight Revealed After Deontay Wilder Trilogy Bout 'Called Off'

Promoter Bob Arum has confirmed a three-man shortlist for Tyson Fury's homecoming bout after the third fight with Deontay Wilder 'fell through.'

The Brit superstar was expected to rematch the 'Bronze Bomber' in December at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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Fury's co-promoter, Frank Warren, recently claimed that Wilder's rematch clause had expired and the Brit superstar would now seek out a new opponent.

And the WBC champ's other promoter, Arum, has revealed that Oscar Rivas, Efe Ajagba and Agit Kabayel could step up to face Fury in his homecoming fight in London in December.

The 88-year-old Top Rank CEO told iFL TV: "Yeah, those are the names. It's not rocket science.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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."

Fury recently hit out at the Wilder camp over their handling of the third fight and he insisted that he has "moved on" from making the trilogy bout happen.

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Wilder, who suffered his first professional loss to Fury, has revealed that he has been unable to train for the third fight as he required surgery on his bicep.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder

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