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Ajagba in Line for Fury Bout

Nigeria’s upcoming heavyweight boxing sensation, Efe Ajagba is in line for a shock bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Promoter Bob Arum disclosed that Efe Ajagba is among 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, but Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren has confirmed to talkSPORT that the American’s rematch clause had expired and that Fury would be moving on to other opportunities.

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.

Bob Arum has revealed Nigeria’s Efe Ajagba is among 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, 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.

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,” Arum 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.

“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.”

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