MEET Agit Kabayel, the man set to face Tyson Fury next month.
The Gypsy King’s UK co-promoter Frank Warren has revealed that Fury will be taking on the German on December 5 – should the unbeaten 20-0 brute sign a deal for the bout.
A former European heavyweight champion, the 28-year-old has a life outside the ring to envy.
He loves fast cars, showing off a Ferrari, Porsche and Audi on his Instagram.
His fashion go-to is a designer leather man bag, which Kabayel wears with pride.
And he’s no fool, having already disposed of Derek Chisora on a majority decision after 12 gruelling rounds, as well as sparring with Anthony Joshua.
Not much is known about Kabayel’s wealth, but judging by the cars he poses with he’s not short of a few bob.
On social media he’s regularly seen standing next to the best cars money can buy.
On his Instagram, there’s snaps of him with an Audi R8 worth over £111,000, a classic Ferrari Testarossa, as well as a £82,000 Porsche 911.
And that’s not all, he’s also happy buying Lamborghini merch – although an Aventador might have to wait until he’s picked up his purse from a potential Fury fight.
All in all, Kabayel loves his cars fast.
It’s not a look many men can pull off.
But when Kabayel poses with one of his many designer man bags, few would argue that he doesn’t look dapper.
What he carries in there is anyone’s guess, but they’re most certainly leather and expensive.
And he isn’t shy of dressing in designer threads too – often seen in clobber by Dsquared2.
Kabayel, like Lewis Hamilton, is also sponsored by Puma.
SCALP OF CHISORA
In 2017, Kabayel faced off against Derek Chisora at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medcin in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
And he showed his class, outboxing the Brit with a commanding display.
Eventually, two judges scored the fight 115–113 and 115–114 in Kabayel’s favour, while another called it a 114-114 draw.
The unbeaten fighter was praised for his footwork during that contest, and won many rounds through quick combinations and jabs.
“I’m not going to complain, I lost the fight,” said Chisora, who just took Oleksandr Usyk the distance, after his schooling.
Kabayel has trained with the best.
In recent years, the 6ft 3in orthodox boxer sparred with two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
He’s also been snapped in the gym alongside possible future opponent Fury in a training camp from 2016.
Kabayel’s greatest moment in boxing came three years ago when he beat Herve Hubeaux to win the vacant European title, which he successfully defended against Chisora.
Last year he relinquished his belt, but has so far failed to challenge the world champions.
Could this be his time?