Fury to WBC franchise champion?

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury may soon be elevated to WBC franchise champion, joining Canelo Alvarez and Vasyl Lomachenko with the status. This would allow Fury to head straight to a super fight with Anthony Joshua, provided they both win their next fights.
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The plan would leave mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte to fight TBA for the WBC heavyweight world title, which would be vacant due to Fury’s franchise status.
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Fury already has an autobiography out and has an exercise book in the pipeline for November called “The Furious Method” where he reveals his fitness, diet, and mental health secrets.
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Promoter Erol Ceylan has signed WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Manuel Charr to a promotional deal. Charr hopes to fight in the U.S. with former champ Andy Ruiz on his hit list.

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  • How can Charr still be a WBA “champion” when he hasn’t fought in almost three years? Let me guess, Fres Oquendo is still his mandatory, right?

  • Its a shame, cheapens the WBC title. Dillian Whyte wouldnt be fighting the champ, but just for a belt. Winning the title is given meaning when taken from the champion..theyre ripping off Whyte and diminishing their brand this way with meaningless statuses. We have 4 sanctioning bodies and thats fine but now we have various levels of one belt, its ridiculous

    • Agreed. Aside from having too many weight divisions, we now have about 10 “Champions” per division. I wonder who the Super-Duper Light Heavyweight Regular Champion is these days? Ridiculous.

  • I didn’t read the article, but took the time to scroll down to say i don’t care

  • This is such a shame. Feel for Whyte it’s just shit timing. All these rematch clauses are blocking everything up. Nobody wants Fury Wilder 3 anyway.

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