Tyson Fury is aware of what was supposed to be “inside information!”
Tyson Fury in an interview this morning claimed that his June 15 bout with Tom Schwarz could be for the WBO heavyweight title. After Andy Ruiz’s improbable upset over Anthony Joshua on June 1st, the sanctioning body indicated they may enforce a mandatory in lieu of a rematch that Joshua is enforcing.
As of now, the WBO hasn’t given a ruling as to what they might do. With Fury vs Schwarz four days away, it would seem unlikely they’d make such a controversial move. However it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility due to the relationship that Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has with the WBO. Here are some of Fury’s comments regarding the matter.
“I’m hearing now that it could be on the line on Saturday night.
“That’s inside information, so maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Though, I’ve said it now anyway, so maybe it’ll be on the line on Saturday night.
“There is a chance. It’s highly doable, so I’ve been told. So maybe it’ll be for the WBO championship as well. When you’re the lineal champion, that’s as big as it gets. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. It doesn’t matter how many belts they (the other heavyweights) have got. They’ve got to beat Tyson Fury to be number one.”
“(If not) the winner of me and Tom Schwarz will be mandatory for the WBO, because it’s number three and number two (in the rankings) fighting each other.”
As of now, there is no official confirmation Fury’s the claims. Also, it would be highly unlikely for the WBO to make such a decision within the next three days. If the sanctioning body did make such a ruling it’d be interesting to see the ramifications that would stem from it.
By: Corey Cunningham