Fury’s WBO Title Rumor Killed By President
Earlier this week, Tyson Fury postulated that his June 15th fight with Tom Schwarz could end up being for the WBO world heavyweight title, even though Andy Ruiz Jr had just won the title two weeks prior to Fury’s Las Vegas debut.
WBO president Francisco Valcarcel would put an end to that rumor on Friday, confirming that Fury-Schwarz will not be the vacant title, and killed the idea of the title being fought for by anyone other than Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua in their rematch later this year.
“All of the comments that everything will be taken away from him, that he should immediately defend his title, these are all rumors,” Valcarcel said this week.
“There is no such problem [with the WBO], there are processes that all athletes must go through, including Ruiz, in any organization. I can say that we don’t want to punish someone or take away their title. Next week there will be a press conference where Ruiz’s plans will be announced.”
Report: The Sun