Tyson Fury stripped of IBF title

World heavyweight champion is not fighting mandatory challenger

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury (Simon Cooper / PA Wire/Press Association Images)

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of his IBF title just two weeks after winning it.

The British boxer has had to cede that belt after agreeing a re-match against Wladimir Klitschko rather than the IBF's mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.

"It's true he's been stripped of his IBF belt," confirmed IBF chairman Lindsey Tucker.

However, Fury who is the subject of a police investigation over controversial comments, still has the  WBA, WBO and IBO titles in his possession after beating Klitschko.