Recent world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of his IBF title.
Fury, 27, won the belt less than two weeks ago after defeating Wladimir Klitschko.
But after signing on for a re-match, rather than facing an IBF sanctioned challenger, Fury has reportedly lost his belt.
IBF championships chairman Lindsey Tucker told the BBC: “It’s true he’s been stripped of his IBF belt.”
“Our challenger was Vyacheslav Glazkov, but instead Fury’s gone and signed a re-match clause with Wladimir Klitschko.”
Fury beat Klitschko on November 28 to claim three versions of the heavyweight title.
He loses the IBF belt because of the decision, but retains his WBA and WBO crowns.
The Brit has been embroiled in controversy since the fight due to comments he made about homosexuals and women.
The Manchester based fighter had said a woman’s “best place is on her back”, reported the BBC. He has also criticised abortion in the past.