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Frank Warren quashes rumours Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz could be for WBO belt

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 12: Boxers Tyson Fury (L) and Tom Schwarz pose during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Fury cut a relaxed figure in the final press conference (Picture: Getty)

Frank Warren has confirmed there is nothing to the rumour Tyson Fury could fight for the WBO title against Tom Schwarz this weekend.

Fury began the rumour himself during fight week, saying inside information had told him the WBO were thinking about stripping Andy Ruiz, due to his mooted rematch with Anthony Joshua.

The WBO are yet to rule on their mandatory challenger and Warren revealed to Metro.co.uk Fury-Schwarz would not be for a vacant world title.

Asked if there was any truth to the rumour, Warren replied: No, thats just Tyson playing.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 12: (L-R) Boxers Tyson Fury and Mikaela Mayer, promoter Frank Warren, Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum, promoter Ulf Steinforth and boxer Tom Schwarz pose during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury and Schwarz will meet in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mayer will fight Lizbeth Crespo in a super featherweight bout on the undercard. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
There will be no WBO title on the line this weekend (Picture: Getty)

Fury was certainly in a playful mood on Wednesday, as he met Schwarz for the first time at a press conference in Vegas.

Schwarz, who has not been in attendance for any media events until fight week, was dragged on stage early after Fury decided to warm up the waiting press 15 minutes before the press conference was due to kick off.

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Fury invited questions before the eventual press conference started and called for song requests from the crowd.

First #FurySchwarz face-off

Pretty sure final press conference today was first time theyd met… pic.twitter.com/LeUjMO1BiI

— Coral Barry (@Coral__Barry) June 12, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury jokes around during a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Read More – Source [contf] [contfnew]

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