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Tyson Fury Jabs WBO Prez For Usyk Landing Mandatory Position

Tyson Fury fired verbal shots at World Boxing Organization President Paco Valcarcel - after the sanctioning body head had mentioned the idea of Fury meeting in the ring with prospect Bakhodir Jalolov.

Fury lashed out at Valcarcel over losing his number one ranking with the WBO, in favor of unbeaten Olympic gold medal winner Oleksandr Usyk

According to the WBO's rules, when a world champion moves up in weight he has the ability to automatically become the mandatory challenger in the new weight class.

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After Usyk unified the entire cruiserweight class in 2018, he moved up to heavyweight in 2019 and made a request for a mandatory crack at their belt, which at the moment is held by Anthony Joshua.

Usyk made his heavyweight debut in October with a stoppage over late replacement Chazz Witherspoon.

Fury was not happy with being removed from his position in favor of Usyk.

"Maybe [I would listen to you] if you hadn’t removed me from number 1 ranked WBO! And put in some cruiserweight bum with one fight at heavyweight, then you could have a say!," Fury stated.

Valcarcel explained that Fury's removal was a timing issue, as the "Gypsy King' was already contractually occupied with other fights. Fury is scheduled to return on February 22nd, when he faces WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Regardless of the outcome, there is already an option for a trilogy fight to take place in the summer.

"Champ we respect you a lot, but you aren't available... that's the reason WBO removed you from the rankings. By the way champ, good luck," Valcarcel stated.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Angeljuice on 01-08-2020

[QUOTE=daggum;20310346]fury has looked terrible since his comeback. dont see him being around for very long. wilder cherry picked a horrible fury and just exposed himself in the process.[/QUOTE] Fury has always looked terrible, even when he is at his best…

Comment by Angeljuice on 01-08-2020

[U][/U][QUOTE=Satir;20309568]The big3 in Wilder, Joshua and Fury will avoid Usyk and are ready to do just about anything to not to fight him, this is a perfect example of it[/QUOTE] Joshua and Usyk are both with Matchroom. That's the Real…

Comment by Jack_sh*t on 01-08-2020

[QUOTE=Hnnnggg;20309477]Probably because the majority of boxing fans are underachieving degenerates. It’s easier to identify with lazy protected fighters than acknowledge that they themselves should strive for more. Same ideology as hating on individuals garnering success. The criticisms come from the…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 01-08-2020

WBO is not respected at heavyweight division at all.

Comment by Corbett on 01-08-2020

Usyk was a great Cruiserweight and moved up and demanded mandatory status he should of waited to fight the Champion instead struggling against Chazz Witherspoon a semi retired heavyweight journeyman who had 2 fights in the last 3 years. The…

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