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Boxing: Fury might lose his champion belts

Source : 112 Ukraine

The British puncher’s team has changed Fury-Klitschko II’s time and place twice now
11:58, 26 September 2016

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WBA and WBO will give their evaluation of most recent actions of their current undefeated champion Tyson Fury. As is known, his team already changed the time and place for the rematch with Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko – twice. The fight took place neither on July 9, nor it will on October 29.

The British didn’t show up at the pre-bout press conference in London. Last Friday, his team officially stated they’d switch the fight’s date again.

For the last few weeks, Fury has been playing hide and seek with the UK’s anti-doping agency as the officers tried to take his blood samples for analysis. Fury rudely denied, telling the inspectors to ‘go to hell’.

WBA and WBO could consider all these circumstances and simply take away his belts from him. In that case, Fury will, at best, have a priority right to challenge the champion titles under these organizations’ rules. There’s a good chance that the boxer will be disqualified for the refusal to pass the tests in the Great Britain’s anti-doping agency; the term of such disqualification could total up to 4 years.          

Klitschko’s team meanwhile chose December 10 as the date for the bout with Fury in Hamburg. The offer is yet to be approved by WBA and WBO. If the belts are announced vacant, the Ukrainian will have the priority right to challenge them.

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