Originally Posted by Lilo
Didn't realise Fury was formerly unbeaten
Strange move IMO the IBF is a much more difficult route than the WBC one. His options seemed to be:
WBC - Arreola/Stiverne>Vitali
IBF - Cunningham>Pulev>Wlad
He'll probably lose his high ranking with the WBC for taking this fight too. He'll beat Cunningham but Pulev is a tough, tough fight which will probably yield a smaller purse than say an Arreola fight.
Strange fight unless his WBC ranking has been guaranteed.
True, it doesn't make sense
. Maybe Fury thinks Cunningham and Pulev will be easy? Seems unlikely.