Hennessy Sports have announced this morning that Tyson Fury has vacated his British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles in pursuit of being a household name on his journey to become Heavyweight World Champion.
Mick Hennessy said “We have a great schedule in place for Tyson on Channel 5 and I’m not prepared to have that affected by other promoters, purse bids and titles. Fury vs. Price was a quality fight and in my opinion it should go out to the widest possible audience, that’s why I offered David Price £100,000 to fight Tyson Fury on Channel 5, which unfortunately was rejected by his promoter on Monday.
“Tyson’s next steps and further information will be announced over the next few days” added Mick
Tyson Fury said “It’s been an honour to have won and held both the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, but as I’m now currently number 7 in the world it’s time to move on.
“If David Price really believed he could beat me the smart move in my opinion would have been to take the great pay day that was offered by my promoter to appear on terrestrial TV.”
“I’m really excited about my future plans as I’m doing things differently and currently training like a Trojan in pursuit of becoming Heavyweight Champion of the World.” added Tyson.