Wladimir Klitschko and his camp have made it clear that they are eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury for the WBO and WBA World Heavyweight Championships.
The Ukranian lost his titles to the 28-year-old last November and has been snubbed by the British boxer twice for a rematch.
Fury's camp have claimed that the athlete is suffering from more than one case of "mental illness", and is not medically or mentally fit to defend his crown.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Having already postponed a fight with the 40-year-old which was set to take place on July 9, due to an ankle injury, the Mancunian has once again snubbed the veteran for a potential contest on October 29.
This has led to concerns in Klitschko's camp over the seeming halt to his career and they have demanded action against Fury from the boxing authorities.
The Ukranian's manager Bernd Boente said: "The situation is really depressing for Wladimir. Since Fury cannot box for a long time, the world boxing organisations will react for sure. We are waiting for their prompt decision."
According to WBA rules, a Heavyweight Champion has the space of a year to defend his title at least once. However, there are exceptions to the rule.
But, Klitschko is trying his best to exercise the clause in order to force a rematch with Fury. In the case that the current title holder is truly not able to participate due to his medical condition, he could very well be stripped of his titles, and they could be handed to the Ukranian.
Klitschko expressed his concern over the situation: “I am in top shape and I would have loved to retrieve my belts in Manchester.
“Since I became a professional boxer in 1996, I never had such a long break. I am totally disappointed Fury cancelled the fight for a second time.”
It is still left to see what sort of action the WBA federation takes in this case, with the odds strongly in favor of the veteran boxer.
What should happen to the belts? Have YOUR say in the comment section below!
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms