Boxer Tyson Fury Stripped Of Title, Investigated By Police
Fury was stripped of his IBF title after a disagreement with the federation. He also faces a hate crime investigation for comments he made on the BBC.By Matt Moreno | December 9, 2015
Boxer Tyson Fury gained international recognition in November when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion.
But now, about two weeks after that fight, he's been stripped of his IBF title, and British police have opened a hate crime investigation into comments he made in an interview. The matters are separate. (Video via Sky News)
The championships chairman at the IBF said Fury had his title stripped because he didn't agree to fight the federation's chosen challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov. Instead, Fury agreed to a rematch with Klitschko. (Video via The Telegraph, HBO and The Guardian)