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Tyson Fury Could Be Ordered to Take Fight Against Cuban Boxer

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Tyson Fury is soon to box against Oleksandr Usyk, but he could reportedly be forced to accept a fight against a Cuban boxer.

Frank Sanchez is on the brink of securing a chance to challenge for Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight championship.

Sanchez, hailing from Cuba, is set to face Agit Kabayel in a decisive WBC final eliminator match.

Currently, Sanchez holds the No.2 position in the WBC’s rankings, with Kabayel closely following at No.4.

Victory in this bout would elevate the winner’s position within the WBC, positioning them as the primary contender for the WBC title. This title is one of the prestigious belts at stake in the upcoming clash between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on May 18.

Sanchez, with an unbeaten record of 24 wins, 17 by knockout, has been climbing the heavyweight division ranks over the past seven years since turning professional.

His most notable victory came in 2021 against the promising Nigerian fighter Efe Ajagba, marking a significant milestone in his career.

However, the level of Sanchez’s recent opponents has varied, setting the stage for a challenging matchup against Kabayel.

Kabayel, a former European heavyweight titleholder, enters the match on a high note after his impressive victory over Arslanbek Makhmudov in Saudi Arabia’s ‘Day of Reckoning’ event last year.

The most recent WBC heavyweight final eliminator that was scheduled featured Deontay Wilder against Andy Ruiz Jr.

This matchup was established after each boxer emerged victorious in their respective eliminator matches; Ruiz Jr triumphed over Luis Ortiz, while Wilder secured a win against Robert Helenius.

Unfortunately, the talks for this highly anticipated bout broke down. Wilder has pointed to Ruiz Jr’s excessive financial demands as the reason for the negotiation failure.

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