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Tyson Fury terminates interview after questions on homophobic comments

The former heavyweight champion is set to return to the ring this year

2018-04-13

Tyson Fury storms out of an interview after refusing to answer questions on his previous homophobic comments.

The former world heavyweight champion was being interviewed by ITV News after announcing he will be returning to the ring this year after a two year doping ban.

However, when asked if he had a tough battle ahead to try and win over people following a number of homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic comments, the boxer continued to reply "no comment".

He then was asked about his alleged anti-Semitic remarks, he replied: "I'm a boxer I'm not interested in politics or anything else."

After being questioned about his two year ban, he simply replied: "Boxing only thank you", then said: "terminated" before walking off camera.

Back in 2015, Fury came under fire for saying that equal rights for the LGBT community was one of the signs of the impending apocalypse.

He said: "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 is paedophilia.

"Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?"

His reaction has had a mixed response from people on social media with some dubbing the media as constantly trying to "knock him down".