Tyson Fury responds to critics after homophobia and sexism accusations

‘I beat the man nobody could beat… so they can suck my b***s’

Kate Ng,Doug Bolton@DougieBolton
Sunday 06 December 2015 18:31
Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has told critics to “suck my b***s” in a ringside interview about the controversial comments he has made since being crowned world heavyweight champion.

The 27-year-old boxer emphasised his victory over Ukrainian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko last weekend, which was Klitschko’s first loss in over 10 years and a fourth in his 68-fight career.

“They can’t knock me achievement, can they?” he said during the interview with YouTube boxing channel iFL TV.

“I beat the man who nobody could beat. So until somebody can go in and beat him again, 23 title defences… then they can suck my b***s. How ‘bout that for a bit of heavyweight-champion talking?”

He also defended his comments about fellow BBC Sports Person of the Year nominee, Jess Ennis-Hill, who he said “slaps up good” and “looks quite fit” in a dress on Sunday.

Fury repeats “women look good in dresses” four times in the video and asks the interviewer: “Are sportswomen not allowed to look nice in dresses? Do they have to be treat like men all the time [sic]?”

Fury also sparked controversy after he invoked biblical prophecies in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, saying the growing acceptance of homosexuality was a sign that the end of the world was approaching.

Explaining his beliefs, Fury told Oliver Holt: "There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home: one of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one’s paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?"

He also defended his comments on Twitter, saying he was a "roll model [sic]" who believes in Jesus.

The world heavyweight champion became the centre of media attention after a campaign began to remove him from BBC’s Sport Personality of the Year shortlist, accusing him of homophobia.

The Change.org petition was launched by Scott Cuthbertson, and now has almost 70,000 supporters. A spokesperson for the BBC told The Independent on Friday nominees were selected by an independent panel and were chosen purely on their sporting achievements. The corporation is not planning reconsidering its stance.

Despite his nomination, Fury told iFL TV he is "not really interested in winning BBC Sport Personality of the Year," and taunted the other nominees.

"I know for a million per cent I've got more personality in the end of my little finger than the whole of the nomination group put together. And everybody knows. Everybody in the country knows that," Fury said.

"I've got more personality in my little toe than they've all got put together so if it comes to personality there's only one winner. If it comes to sporting achievements there's only one winner.

"What personality does it take to drive a car around a track 100 times or hit a ball back and forth. That's not very personality is it?"

Referring to the tens of thousands of signatories of the petition, Fury said: "50,000 w*****s. That's what I say about them. If anybody else wants to add to them they can add to their numbers can't they."

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