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WBO set to strip Fury of heavyweight title

dpadpa 10/10/2016

Tyson Fury has been given 10 days to explain to the WBO why he shouldn't be stripped of his world heavyweight title.

British world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been given 10 days to show why he should not be stripped of his WBO belt.

The World Boxing Organisation issued the deadline on Monday in a notice to Fury ordering him to demonstrate why his title "should not be vacated due to inactivity, breach of contract and performance enhancing drugs and stimulants."

Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko as IBF, WBA and WBO world champion by beating the Ukrainian on points last November in Germany, but has since cancelled the rematch twice for medical reasons.

Fury also faces a hearing into a charge for an alleged doping violation.

He was stripped of the IBF title because he refused to fight against a mandatory challenger, but currently still holds the WBO and the WBA titles.

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