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Fury Set to Lose WBO Belt

World Boxing Organisation (WBO) chairman, Luis Batista-Salas has said controversial British boxer, World heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury will be stripped of his WBO belt unless he responds to a notice in the next 10 days.

The 28-year-old must explain why the title should not be vacated because of “inactivity, breach of contract and performance-enhancing drugs”.

Fury won the world heavyweight title when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November last year, but he has twice withdrawn from a rematch, the latest being in October  because of mental health issues.

Batista-Salas said he was concerned for Fury’s “health, well-being, happiness and prospects for a full and complete recovery”.


He has said he was taking cocaine to help deal with depression.

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) is also meeting on October 12 to look at Fury’s cocaine admission, which was made during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.


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