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Tyson Fury stripped of his IBF belt - less than two weeks after winning it

Klitschko agreement sees Fury forfeit one of his four heavyweight titles.

Fury, left, with his IBF belt after shocking Klitschko.
Fury, left, with his IBF belt after shocking Klitschko.
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WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of one his world titles less than two weeks after winning it, BBC Sport reports.

Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko on points on Nov 28, taking the Ukrainian’s WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts.

The Briton was then obliged to fight the International Boxing Federation’s mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov, but Fury has instead chosen to face Klitschko in a rematch.

“It’s true he’s been stripped of his IBF belt,” the BBC quoted IBF chairman Lindsey Tucker as saying.

Our challenger was Vyacheslav Glazkov, but instead Fury’s gone and signed a rematch clause with Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury has been embroiled in controversy in recent days after he compared homosexuality to paedophilia, triggering public outrage and a police investigation.

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