Britain’s unbeaten heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury believes he has been frozen out of fighting for a portion of the world title by the World Boxing Council.
The charismatic young boxer believes he should be fighting for the vacant WBC title recently vacated by Vitali Klitschko reasoning that he defeated American Kevin Johnson in an eliminator. But the WBC has elected to match Stiverne against Arreola for the vacant title.
"I’ve beaten everybody they’ve put in front of me, but the WBC have done a little sly trick - there were three people eligible to fight for the vacant title," Fury told Buncey’s Boxing Podcast.
"One was me because I beat Kevin Johnson in an eliminator [in December 2012], another one was Bermane Stiverne because he beat Chris Arreola in an eliminator. And Arreola won a semi-final eliminator against Seth Mitchell [in September].
"Instead of letting me fight Stiverne for the vacant WBC title, they’ve only gone and put him against the man he’s already beaten in his last fight comfortably. So I don’t know what’s happening there, someone’s paying a lot of money to somebody. They’ve frozen me out there.
"I’ll have to have my time sometime. When you’re as good as I am and as well known, and talk a lot of b******* like I do, you can’t freeze me out.
"The good thing about it all is I’m only still in my 20s. It’s not like I’m 37. How long can a man keep knocking on the door and nobody answers?
"I know Wladimir [Klitschko] wants nothing to do with me. So hopefully he’ll just retire or step up and fight. People say, ’when are you going to fight for the world title?’, and I keep sounding stupid by saying they won’t fight me. For whatever reason it is, I’d just like to know."
January 7, 2014