Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury stripped of IBF belt just 2 weeks after winning it!

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Tyson Fury can’t seem to keep out of the news these days. First it was the surprising win against world champion Wladimir Klitschko on the 28th November, stripping the Ukrainian of his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts.

Wladimir Klitschko (L) and Tyson Fury during their WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO title bout in Duesseldorf on November 28, 2015  ©Patrick Stollarz/AFP/File

Then while riding high off that win, it comes out he thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant, chained to the kitchen sink, and only valuable for their looks. Or something like that. At first he denied the comments, but when a transcript of the interview was released, Fury said:

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There have been a few people asking that his titles should be taken from him for these uncouth comments which I think is simple bad belle and PC gone mad, but it would seem that they have partially got their wish, but not for the reasons they thought.

The Briton was obliged to fight the International Boxing Federation’s mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov after his win a fortnight ago, but Fury has instead chosen to face Klitschko in a rematch, the BBC reported.

“It’s true he’s been stripped of his IBF belt,” the BBC quoted IBF championships chairman Lindsey Tucker as saying.

“Our challenger was Vyacheslav Glazkov, but instead Fury’s gone and signed a rematch clause with Wladimir Klitschko.”

Toh. Whichever way it all pans out, here’s wishing you all the very best, Fury.

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