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 Last update:  11/2/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Fury vs. Boytsov Clash Will Be a WBC "Semi-Eliminator"
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By Rick Reeno

WBC President Jose Sulaiman has advised BoxingScene.com that Tyson Fury (19-0, 14KOs) vs. Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25KOs) has been approved as a semi-final heavyweight eliminator. The winner will become the next candidate in line for a shot at the championship currently held by Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41KOs).

"It will be a semi-final eliminator," Sulaiman confirmed to BoxingScene.com. 

Heavyweights Chris Arreola (35-2, 30KOs) and Bermane Stiverne (22-1-1, 20KOs) are already scheduled to fight in a final WBC eliminator on December 15th in Venezuela - per the bout agreement issued by promoter Don King. The winner of that fight is going to become Vitali's next mandatory challenger.

The winner of Fury-Boytsov, which has a date of December 1 in Belfast, will fall directly in position to fight the winner of Vitali vs. Arreola/Stiverne.

Of course, the entire scenario could be switched around if Vitali, 41, decides to retire from boxing in December. Vitali may pursue a full-time career in politics. If that happens, then you could expect the winners of the two eliminators to fight for the vacant championship.

Tags: Tyson Fury , Denis Boytsov , Fury-Boytsov , Fury vs Boytsov


 

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comment by UglyPug, on 11-04-2012
[QUOTE=D-MiZe]You're so blind. You make it sound like it was the WBC who forced Fury-Boytsov to fight when Boytsov said he'd only fight Fury if it was for an eliminator. They make it the eliminator and then conveniently change it to a 'semi-eliminator'. You make it sound like WBC are doing it ...

comment by Someone88, on 11-03-2012
It's a good fight.

comment by Weltschmerz, on 11-03-2012
Great news. There are some good HW fights ahead this and next year.

comment by Jr John, on 11-03-2012
great match up,great to see two unbeaten fighters both on the verge of a world title shot face off.no doubt at all the winner should get a world title shot but i guess we'll have to see have things pan out.tyson's my pick but it won't be easy.maybe fight of the year?

comment by valero, on 11-02-2012
Arreola and Fury should win, but don't count Boytsov out just yet, he's a great puncher for a small guy.

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