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sport news Eddie Hearn claims it's 'not fair' that the IBF allowed Oleksandr Usyk to ... trends now
sport news Eddie Hearn claims it's 'not fair' that the IBF allowed Oleksandr Usyk to ... trends now

sport news Eddie Hearn claims it's 'not fair' that the IBF allowed Oleksandr Usyk to ... trends now

Eddie Hearn has slammed the IBF's decision to allow an immediate rematch  It comes after the Ukrainian's stunning victory over the Gypsy King this month Usyk applied for exemption avoid facing the IBF mandatory challenger in a bout 

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Eddie Hearn has questioned the IBF's decision to allow Oleksandr Usyk to retain his heavyweight title for an immediate rematch with Tyson Fury. 

The Ukrainian defeated Fury this month in a spilt decision victory to become the first fighter since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999 to unify the belts.

However, Usyk was in danger of being stripped of his IBF Championship due to the fact he was meant to make a mandatory title defence against Croatia's Filip Hrgovic. 

However, IBF President Daryl Peoples confirmed that Usyk requested an exception to keep his IBF heavyweight world title for a Fury rematch, rather than being stripped for not facing his IBF mandatory challenger

And, after Turki Alalshikh confirmed that the rematch has been set for December 21, Matchroom boxing chief Hearn has insisted it's 'not fair' on Hrgovic.

Eddie Hearn questioned the IBF's decision to allow an immediate rematch for Usyk and Fury

Eddie Hearn questioned the IBF's decision to allow an immediate rematch for Usyk and Fury

Oleksandr Usyk (left) defeated the Gypsy King via split decision after an impressive display

Oleksandr Usyk (left) defeated the Gypsy King via split decision after an impressive display

Speaking on the "Chris Mannix YouTube channel, Hearn said: 'My understanding is, there's already been an exception [with IBF allowing Usyk to keep his belt for the rematch with Fury]. I get both sides of the argument.

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'You really don't want the belts to be fragmented, but you've got a guy [Filip Hrgovic] who has been ordered ages ago and has been waiting and waiting and waiting.

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