Tyson Fury stripped of Irish Heavyweight title
TYSON Fury is no longer heavyweight champion of Ireland after loosing his title outside of the ring this week.
The giant Manchester born Irish traveller fought for years to be deemed eligible to challenge for what he called his ‘world title’ and after finally been granted a BUI licence- thanks to a sworn affidavit by middleweight contender Andy Lee’s father- claimed the green strap last April.
Fury, who boasts heritage from Belfast and Galway, expressed his delight when he defeated Martin Rogan to become Irish champion in the Odyssey Arena and even talked of bringing a Klitschko to Croke Park over the next few years.
However, the undefeated prospect can no longer be deemed as Ireland’s leading heavyweight after BUI president Mel Christle confirmed the entertaining prospect had been stripped of the domestic crown.
The former Commonwealth and British title holder fought under a British Licence as he claimed the WBO Inter-Continental title via victory over New York veteran Vinny Maddalone in Bristol last weekend- and as a result has had his ’prize possession’ taken from him.
Meanwhile, Fury, who continually rubbished claims he is a ’Plastic Paddy’, said he would battle British prospect David Price if a world title was on the line.
“I can see it happening, but it is another fight that I’ve got nothing to gain from. What will I gain from beating him? Nothing. If one of us won the world title, then it would be a good defence. I don’t think it should be wasted on the British title. It deserves to be a big fight,”