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Exclusive: No knee-jerk reaction from WBO, IBO regarding Tyson Fury titles

Phil Jay 01/10/2016

World Boxing Organisation General Secretary Jose Izquierdo has informed WBN that more information is being sought from the British Boxing Board of Control over the situation regarding Tyson Fury.

A positive drugs test for cocaine on September 22 has added more fuel to calls for the heavyweight champion to be stripped of his belts for cancelling two fights with Wladimir Klitschko and ruling himself out of action until 2017 with mental problems.

WBN contacted all three of the governing bodies Fury currently reigns with, although only the WBO and IBO were willing to comment on whether they will consider stripping the 27 year-old at this point in time.

Izquierdo exclusively told World Boxing News: “The WBO contacted the BBBofC and as soon as they gather all of the information regarding the results, they will forward to the WBO.

“The WBO Championship Committee will evaluate and proceed accordingly,” he added.

IBO President Ed Levine also gave his view on the situation as it stands by stating: “To strip Tyson Fury would be premature as this whole matter must go through required formal procedures and then turned over to our Championships Committee for a decision,” he explained.

It seems a foregone conclusion that Fury will eventually lose his WBO, IBO and WBA belts in the coming days as Klitschko is continually linked to a possible unification with Anthony Joshua.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is eyeing a massive fight between the two towards the end of 2016 and will obviously hope that one of the organisations rule Klitschko should contest their championship in his next bout.

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