When quizzed at Wednesday afternoon’s press conference for his monster rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, why Tyson Fury had his IBF World Title sitting on the top table, the charismatic Champion replied: “I didn’t lose the IBF Title did I?”
The 27 year old was stripped of his title after failing to meet his mandatory regulations, which seems a little harsh considering his agreed rematch with former long standing champion Wladimir Klitschko was in the pipeline.
“I’ve got it. Whatever the other belt is going around is a replica, because I didn’t lose my belt. It’s a chocolate version which the other person has got!” roared Fury.
Anthony Joshua recently wiped out Charles Martin to pick up the title, who had previously won the vacant strap just a few months earlier.
“I’ve read a lot of shi* lately saying I didn’t want to fight the mandatory... Tyson couldn’t fight his mandatory, end of! I would have took him out inside one round.”
The Lineal World Heavyweight Champion shrugged aside questions about Joshua to state: “I’ve got the belt, its original. The other one knocking around is a snide, not real!”
Fury makes the first defence of his World Titles against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko who is determined to win back his belts in what is sure to be a colossal Heavyweight showdown.
Frank Warren added: “It’s for the real Heavyweight Championship of the World!”
Watch the rematch between Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko live on BoxNation, Saturday 9 July.