Tyson Fury who said gays will bring the apocalypse faces UK Anti-Doping charge
British heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury, who claimed that if homosexuality, abortion, and paedophilia are made legal then the world will end, faces a UK anti-doping charge.
Heavyweight boxing champ Tyson 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 consistently stood by his comments and denied being homophobic – while also claiming that sex with children was legalised by a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977‘.
He and his fellow boxer cousin Hughie were charged on 24 June by UK Anti-Doping (Ukad), the organisation has revealed.
The 27-year-old has this week said he would sue Ukad over the allegations that he used a performance-enhancing substance.
A report in the Sunday Mirror on 26 June claimed traces of nandrolone, a banned substance, were found in Fury’s urine from a test taken in February 2015.
Fury’s legal team said the allegations were false and that tests from March and May 2015 were contradictory.
The boxer beat Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win both the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles, back in November.
A spokeswoman for Ukad said: “UK Anti-Doping can confirm that both boxers were charged on 24 June, 2016 with presence of a prohibited substance.”
On the same day, Fury said he was pulling out of a rematch planned with Klitschko for 9 July, attributing the cancellation to an injured ankle.
A hearing of an independent National Anti-Doping Panel will take place on an as-yet unconfirmed date.
This Tuesday, the legal team for Fury said proceedings were already issued in the High Court.
“The two boxers strenuously deny taking any performance-enhancing drugs,” said lawyer Lewis Power.
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“However, during the last five weeks leaks about these charges have appeared in the press and both boxers have been the targets of continual abusive language on Twitter.”
Later in the first interview which surfaced last year, 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 boxer later sparked further outrage after making homophobic, sexist and antisemitic comments in an hour-long video rant.
BBC journalist Andy West was suspended after calling out his employer over the incident, accusing the BBC of “hurting me and other gay people by celebrating someone who considers me no better than a paedophile.”