Everyone knows that trash-talking is a big part of boxing; you have to be bold and fearless enough to say what you want and taunt the opponent. The only rule is you have to be able to back up your fighting talk with fists of fury.
When you are the World Heavyweight Champion as well as a self-confessed gypsy king, you earn the right to say just about anything you want. Or so Tyson Fury thinks after becoming embroiled in a he-said/didn’t-say wahala about some comments he made prior to his fight with former title holder Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury was reported as saying: “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 legalized?”
Well, well. The man ain’t pulling no punches (our blog, our jokes, okay? We’re sorry they suck)
The 27-year-old insisted he was misquoted, but The Daily Mail published a transcript of the interview on Thursday.
As if that was not bad enough, the boxer has also made some not nice comments about women:
Asked about women in boxing, Fury said: “Women in boxing, I think they’re very nice when they’re walking around that ring, holding them cards. So I think women in boxing is very good.
“I’m all for it [women boxers]. I’m not sexist. I believe 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”
On UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, he added: “What do I think of her? She’s quite hot.”
“She slaps up [dresses] good as well, when she’s got her dress on she looks quite fit.”
Fury then tried to apologise to Ennis-Hill, which didn’t really help matters:
@J_Ennis if I'm going to get in trouble for giving a woman a compliment what has the world come to, I said u look fit in a dress?
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 4, 2015
Oh dear. The best place for women is in the kitchen and on their backs? Apart from anything else, has anyone advised Mr Fury that there are other styles other than the missionary position? Which one is all this “be on your back” business?
Stick to boxing, sir. Please stick to boxing.
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