WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will now return next year.

‘The Gypsy King’ had been expected to face German Agit Kabayel in London on December 5 after a contracted trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder fell by the wayside.  Team Fury claimed that contract had expired, Team Wilder disagreed, with that debate heading to mediation last week.

But on Sunday evening, Fury confirmed on Twitter that he would now be returning next year against an opponent to be announced.

The boxing world will hope that is in the first of a two-fight series against rival, unified champion Anthony Joshua and not a third instalment with Wilder, who he trounced in seven rounds in February.

“The Gypsy King is returning in 2021,” tweeted Fury. “Only those that have supported me 100% since my comeback will be with me for the glory.”