Dorticos-Tabiti Now for IBF Title After Usyk Vacates
Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk now possesses none of the major sanctioning bodies’ cruiserweight titles, as he has officially vacated the IBF crown in his move to heavyweight.
Due to Usyk’s vacating, the World Boxing Super Series fight between Yunier Dorticos and Andrew Tabiti in Latvia will now have the title on the line.
Dorticos-Tabiti was originally set to be contested for the interim IBF title, while the boxing organization awaited Usyk’s next move. Usyk was set to make his heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam last month but had to pull out due to injury. The fight is slated to occur sometime later this year.
Usyk ran through last year’s cruiserweight portion of the World Boxing Super Series en route to becoming the unidsputed champion. He defeated Tony Bellew in a November title defense.
Usyk had already vacated the WBA title, which has since been returned to Denis Lebedev, as well as the WBO and WBC titles. Krzysztof Glowacki was promoted from interim to world WBO champion. The WBC title was scheduled to be on the line in Glowacki’s WBSS semifinal with Mairis Briedis today, but a dispute over officiating caused the WBC to remove their sanction just hours before the fight.
Original Story: Boxing Scene