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Boxing rival tells Tyson Fury to ‘f**k off’ over anti-gay, sexist comments

Joseph McCormick April 27, 2016

A rival to world champion boxer Tyson Fury has some harsh words in response to his comments comparing gay people to paedophiles and saying women should know their place.

Heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury was controversially nominated for the BBC’s Sports ‘Personality’ award last year – despite claiming that homosexuality and paedophilia will bring about the apocalypse.

The boxer has simultaneously stood by his comments and denied being homophobic – while also claiming that sex with children was legalised by a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977‘.

Wladimir Klitschko told fury to “f**k off” at a press conference, saying Fury is a disgrace as the world heavyweight champion.

The Ukrainian challenger to Fury’s title made the comments at Manchester Arena at a head-to-head, and prior to a July 9 rematch.

Klitschko said: “This is my first time in this Arena. I’m really glad to perform here. My first time in a long time fighting back on British soil.

“In the last months, I’ve gone through a lot of emotions and I can confirm I made a mistake in the fifth stage with Fury in Dusseldorf. That mistake cost me titles. Of course, it’s not easy to fight a challenger with great skills, like Fury has.

“Aside from that, people were looking to having a champion who represents the sport in a good way and who I can look up to and say ‘he’s doing a great job’.”

Adding: “I’m not OK with that what comes out of his mouth, his statements. For example, all homosexual men and paedophiles belong to same place – jail.

“And that all women belong in the kitchen or on their backs. That’s where he sees Elton John and the Queen.

“To him and all the people who believe that, I say ‘f*** off’.”

Fury did not respond to the comments about his anti-gay remarks, but laughed, saying: “He’s finally got some bollocks from somewhere and swore.

“You got beat fair and square the first time in Germany on your own turf. You got whooped. You’re going to have to come 1,000 times better this time.

“You’re supposed to be a Hall of Fame fighter, but I think you’re a Hall of dog s**t fighter.

“The reason why you’ve got so many victories for 11 years, was because you never fought anyone with bollocks.”

BBC journalist Andy West was controversially suspended after posting on Facebook about the controversy, and later said he would not return to the BBC following the controversy.

West took to social media to express his concerns that the BBC “is hurting me and other gay people by celebrating someone who considers me no better than a paedophile”.

The Newsline journalist was quickly suspended, initially claiming that he was banned from making any further comments.

Fury is yet to apologise for his comments, despite claiming it was never his intention to “hurt anyone’s feelings.”

Shockingly, the boxer is yet to be held accountable for his behaviour in a professional capacity.

The police, the BBC and the boxing’s leading authority have all refused to punish the boxer, despite the obvious damage his language has caused.

More: Anti-gay, Boxing, homophobe, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko

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