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Tyson Fury to explain controversial comments to British Boxing Board

Thursday 10th December , 2015 5:34 pm
Tyson Fury now holds just two versions of the world heavyweight title after being stripped of the IBF belt (Image credit: AFP)
Tyson Fury now holds just two versions of the world heavyweight title after being stripped of the IBF belt (Image credit: AFP)

Tyson Fury has been summoned by the British Boxing Board of Control to explain his recent controversial comments.

World heavyweight champion Fury, 27, who expressed views on women, abortion and homosexuality, has been asked to attend a meeting in the new year.

The BBBofC met to discuss the matter on Wednesday before informing Fury that he must meet with the board.

The Briton has denied he is a homophobe and claimed he is “uniting the world”.

No exact date has been confirmed for the meeting.

Police are investigating an allegation of hate crime against Fury, following comments he made about homosexuality on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The Manchester fighter has also been quoted as saying a woman’s “best place is on her back”.

He subsequently said: “Tyson Fury loves his fellow humans. He doesn’t hate anybody.”

Fellow BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominee and long jump champion Greg Rutherford had planned to withdraw from this year’s event over Fury’s comments, before reversing his decision.

Fury, who won the WBA, IBF and WBO titles on 28 November by beating Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, was stripped of the IBF belt on Tuesday after choosing to face Klitschko in a rematch instead of the IBF’s mandatory challenger, Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov.

 

 

Source: BBC

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