Fury vs. Boytsov Clash Will Be a WBC "Semi-Eliminator"
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.
[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12659783]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…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…Comment by Thurman 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.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (34)