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Homophobic and sexist Tyson Fury has 'degraded' boxing, says Kellie Maloney

2016-10-04
Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has hit out at Tyson Fury's attacks on minorities and women, according to The Mirror. In 2015, Tyson Fury came under fire for saying that equal rights for LGBT people was one of the signs of the impending apocalypse. He hypothesised: "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?" Now, Maloney has slammed the boxer after he announced his retirement yesterday (October 3), only to claim it had been a joke hours later. "I was very lucky because I managed a great heavyweight in Lennox Lewis, who didn't behave anything like Tyson Fury," she told Christian O'Connell's Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio. "He was very respectable and had a great image. I'm a great believer that if you're the heavyweight champion of the world or you're the champion of anything or you're in the position where people look up to you, you've got to set certain standards and become a role model. "Unfortunately for Tyson Fury, he's done the opposite. I think he's degraded the heavyweight championship with his insults to the gay community, with his insults to the trans community, with his insults to human life. "He's tweeting insulting things to the boxing world and especially when you consider that a young fighter had died in the ring over the weekend." More stories: Making history: The new generation of black LGBT+ role models Brent Corrigan accuses James Franco’s ‘King Cobra’ of showing contempt for gay culture