WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury feels “robbed” and assures that he will never fight for the IBF title, for which he completely rules out, for the moment, fighting for the undisputed title against Oleksandr Usyk.
Whoever is the head of the IBF, they owe me sanctioning fees: Tyson Fury
After proclaiming himself the IBF, WBA, and WBO unified champion on November 28, 2015, after beating Wladimir Klitschko, Fury was stripped of the first, as he refused to square off against Vyacheslav Glazkov.
What continues to bother the British champion is that he had already paid the sanction for the fight to the body, for which he feels robbed and assured that he would never fight for the IBF title.
Thus, if the fight against Usyk, who is the current IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, takes place in 2023, Fury, would not fight for one of the three titles of Usyk, specifically the title of the body led by Daryl Peoples.
“It’s only the s**tty IBF title, which I wouldn’t box for anyway,” Fury revealed to iFL TV, “The undisputed [crown] won’t be on the line for me because I won’t box for the IBF, that is a fact.”
“I wouldn’t pay sanctioning fees for the IBF, they are w***ers down there,” the Briton went on, “They robbed me. Unless they reimburse me, of seven years ago, the sanctioning fees that I paid them, they will never ever, ever, ever get to put a red belt on The Gypsy King.”
“[They stripped me] In about four days I think, about four or five days and guess what, they didn’t pay me my money back. So whoever is the head of the IBF, they owe me sanctioning fees,” Fury added, “Daryl, give me my money back, b**ch, or else they will be no undisputed on the line for your s**t belt.” [H/T Boxing Social]
Fury is set to return to the ring this Saturday when he puts his WBC title on the line against longtime rival Derek Chisora in their trilogy fight.