Tuesday 25 April 2017
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Tyson Fury set to vacate heavyweight title as IBF order fight with mandatory Yyacheslav Glazkov

Fury v Klitschko

By Jordan Stoddart

Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25(18)-0) is reportedly on the verge of ditching his IBF title, literally just days removed from his stunning points over Wladimir Klitschko at the weekend. The undefeated Englishman defied odds of 5-1 to capture all but one of the major world heavyweight titles, however, the IBF, who are very strict in enforcing their mandatories, have wasted not time in ordering negotiations for their newly crowned champion to face off with the No.1 rated contender Vyacheslav Glazkov.

The Ukrainians promoters, Main Events, have allegedly bypassed negotiations for the fight and have forced purse bids which need to be resolved by Friday, 11th December. Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy had since told respected ESPN boxing scribe Dan Rafael that his fighter would rather vacate the belt than face mandatory challenger Glazkov as the team seemingly head to a lucrative stadium rematch with Klitschko at London’s Wembley Stadium. The likelihood is that the undefeated champion will vacate the title which will then see Glazkov (21(13)-0-1) face-off with the IBF No.4 Charles Martin (22(20)-0-1) in a fight which will likely land in January, 2016.

Fury v Klitschko 2

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