Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury gives astonishing 57 minute anti-semitic and homophobic rant
Published 13/05/2016 | 20:18
Outspoken world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has caused controversy once again, after footage emerged from his training camp of a 57-minute rant in which he offers views on paedophiles, bisexuals and Jewish people.
The interview, which appeared on YouTube and the SportsViewLondon website, was filmed last week as the champion continues his preparations for July's rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in Manchester. The video begins with Fury describing his training for the fight, but soon descends into an all-too-familiar airing of his infamous views on gender, sexuality and religion.
Fury has been accused of homophobic and sexist remarks in the past, including a hugely controversial comment about Jessica Ennis-Hill in the build-up to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards last year.
In the latest video, Fury is asked to explain his extreme views, which he describes himself as "draconian":
"Draconian, living in ancient times where we don’t like women to be whores opening their legs for every Tom, Dick and Harry, we don’t s*** men, we don’t s*** kids, if that’s draconian then I suppose I like being a draconian. They should call me Tyson ‘Dracula’ Fury because I’m still living in those times. I think it’ll be perfectly normal in the next ten years to have sexual relationships with your animals at home - you know, your pets, your cats and dogs and all that, so that will be legal."
Fury soon changes the subject to religion - and the Jewish community in particular:
"The world has gone mad, there is no morals there is no loyalty there is no nothing.
"Everyone just do what you can, listen to the government follow everybody like sheep, be brainwashed by all the Zionist, Jewish people who own all the banks, all the papers all the TV stations. Be brainwashed by them all."
Fury's rambling sermon continues:
"I’m probably going to get in a lot of trouble for this interview for talking sense and the truth, but there’s a lot of balls-less men, balls-less people out there that haven’t got the b******* to stand up and say something about it.
"I tell you what - we are on the development stage of the end of the world. It can’t keep going on like this, so bent, dirty, corrupt and filthy, everything you see is porn.
"There is a lot of bad things going on in the world and I can only just name a handful of them. But if we only knew the truth about what was going on, we could all be set free and we could all learn from our mistakes."
Fury will make his eagerly awaited title defence against Klitschko at Manchester Arena on July 9th, after winning the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts with his victory in Dusseldorf, Germany on November 28 last year. A unanimous points decision condemned Klitschko to his first defeat in a decade and activated the rematch clause in the pair's contract.
Klitschko has made no secret of his distaste for his successor:
"I am embarrassed for the sport of boxing to have a heavyweight champion like Fury.
"I do not accept anything that comes out of his mouth, which is disgraceful to a lot of people. The statement he makes are not what a heavyweight world champion should say. There are so many Klitschko fans even in Manchester saying: ‘please, do it for us, knock him out!'
"I am here in Manchester, in his hometown, and I am looking forward to getting my revenge."