Tyson Fury stripped of IBF world heavyweight title after Wladimir Klitschko activates rematch clause
Tyson Fury has been stripped of his IBF world heavyweight title. The Brit beat long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko with a stunning display in Dusseldorf last month. In doing so, he took Klitschko’s four belts – but the
Ukranian confirmed last week that he had opted to exercise his right to a rematch. And the IBF have now removed Fury as their champion after he failed to fight his mandatory challenger.
Fury had been urged to fight Vyacheslav Glazkov, with calls for purse bids made just two days after the original bout. But after Klitschko announced he would return, it was confirmed that Fury would lose the crown with Glazkov fighting for the vacant title against Chris Martin.