Fury to be stripped of Ring Magazine title
Tyson Fury is set to lose the one remaining belt he has left following his shock victory of Wladimir Klitschko. Fury won the WBA, IBF & WBO belts, along with ‘The Ring’ magazine championship in Germany, November 2015.
Since then Fury’s problems outside the ring have been well documented. Drugs and depression led to him losing his titles without losing in the ring. These belts have since been picked up by Anthony Joshua (WBA & IBF) & Joseph Parker (WBO). However, The Ring Magazine still recognises him as the #1 fighter in the division as he simply was ‘the man who beat the man’.
However, his hold on that belt will soon be over. Recently, The Ring stated that he would be relieved of his title should he not have a scheduled defence in place by the 1stFebruary. Given that the 1st February is tomorrow. Fury does not have to defend his title to a top 5 contender as they are all in action in scheduled bouts. However, they do have to be well ranked.
Social media has seen plenty of action from ’The Gypsy King’ as he is busy working new trainer Ben Davidson to get back into fighting shape. Should Fury be stripped it was rumoured that the winner of the Anthony Joshua/Joseph Parker bout could be the Ring’s new champion at Heavyweight. However, because American champion Deontay Wilder is such a strong contender they have elected not to do that.
By: Aaron Cooper