Fury Starts Rumor That WBO Title May Be Up For Schwarz Fight
In the aftermath of Andy Ruiz Jr’s win over Anthony Joshua, the future of one of his newly won world titles, the WBO crown, came into question.
If Ruiz proceeds with a rematch with Joshua and not fighting the mandatory challenger, allegedly the winner of Saturday’s Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz fight, the WBO may strip Ruiz of the title.
While the WBO has made no move to do so, Fury believes the fight may have the title on the line, not a shot at the belt, but the actual belt.
“I’m hearing now that it could be on the line on Saturday night,” Fury told Press Association Sport. “That’s inside information so maybe I shouldn’t have said that, though I’ve said it now anyway, so maybe it’ll be on the line on Saturday night.
“There is a chance. It’s highly doable, so I’ve been told, so maybe it’ll be for the WBO championship as well.
“When you’re the lineal champion that’s as big as it gets. It doesn’t get any bigger than that. It doesn’t matter how many belts (the other heavyweights) have got; they’ve got to beat Tyson Fury to be number one.
“(If not) the winner of me and Tom Schwarz will be mandatory for the WBO, because it’s number three and number two (in the rankings) fighting each other,” Fury surmised.
“It feels absolutely amazing; fantastic,” Fury said of fighting in Las Vegas for the first time. “I’ve been to the casinos a couple of times. They’ve got restaurants so I’ve had a couple of buffets, walked down the strip and back.
“I’m back where I belong, a year after coming back, back on top of the world as the number one rated heavyweight on the planet.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene