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British Boxing Board of Control to discuss Tyson Fury’s gays and paedophilia comments

Joseph McCormick December 6, 2015

The British Boxing Board of Control is to meet this week, and will discuss Tyson Fury’s recent comments about homosexuality and paedophilia.

A video emerged last week which showed the heavyweight champ discussing women and homosexuality.

In it, he says that once homosexuality, paedophilia and abortion are all made legal, the world will end, and claims to have “newspaper evidence” that supporters of a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977’ were also in support of legalising paedophilia.

Later in the interview, discussing Olympic medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill, Fury says: “What I believe is a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back. That’s my personal belief. Making me a good cup of tea, that’s what I believe.”

The Board will meet on Wednesday, and it is understood that Fury’s comments are on the agenda.

Despite all of this, Fury denies being homophobic.

In a statement sent to Sky Sports News, he said: “I am aware of the recent newspaper articles and I would like to put on record that I am not homophobic.

“I have homosexual friends and I do not judge them because of their sexuality. My comments that you may have read are of from the Holy Scriptures and this is what I live from.

“I am aware of my position as the Heavyweight champion of the world and the responsibility that this brings. I am also aware of my position as a role model and I hope to be a positive ambassador for the sport of boxing for many years to come.”

After a petition calling for his nomination to be dropped, now at 53,000 signatures, Fury has taken to Twitter – to claim he doesn’t want the award anyway.

The boxer wrote:  “Hopefully I don’t win @BBCSPOTY as I’m not the best roll model in the world for the kids, give it to someone who would appreciate it [prayer emojis].”

However, he also added: “I’ve got more personality than all the other competitors put together in this years @BBCSPOTY who can compete with my sporting achievement!

“The Gypsy King, & the heavyweight champion of the world, will not be silenced I’ll always speak my mind, Like it or lump it, in Jesus name.”

Despite his comments, the BBC says it will not alter the nominations.

A spokesperson said: “The Sports Personality shortlist is compiled by a panel of industry experts and is based on an individual’s sporting achievement – it is not an endorsement of an individual’s personal beliefs either by the BBC or members of the panel.”

Yesterday a challenger to Tyson Fury’s heavyweight champ title warned him to watch his mouth.

More: Boxing, british boxing board of control, heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury

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