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    Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury summoned by British boxing board over controversial rant

    Dec 11, 2015
    Tyson Fury has remained defiant amid the backlash over his comments, claiming he has been misunderstood. AP

    LONDON — Tyson Fury has been summoned by the British Boxing Board of Control in the new year following controversial comments by the new world heavyweight champion.

    Fury's remarks about homosexuals and abortion, some of which were investigated by British police, were published in a newspaper interview before his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight title fight on November 28, and repeated on radio this week. He also said a woman's place was in the kitchen.

    The BBBC met to discuss the matter on Wednesday, and general secretary Robert Smith says Fury has been called to attend an interview in the new year.

    The 27-year-old Fury has remained defiant amid the backlash, claiming he has been misunderstood.

    Fury told Sky television on Thursday: "I have no hate for anybody. I haven't any enemies, I don't hate any race, color, creed, generation, nobody."

    British police said Thursday that it would be taking no further action against Fury.

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    "The circumstances in which these comments were made suggest that no criminal offense has taken place and this matter will not be investigated any further," the Greater Manchester Police said.

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    Tyson Fury has remained defiant amid the backlash over his comments, claiming he has been misunderstood. AP
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