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Fury still under fire for homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic rant
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Fury still under fire for homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic rant

LAST UPDATED // Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:53 Written by // Ron Hughes

Homophobic boxing champ Tyson Fury has been compared to Adolf Hitler by his rival Wladimir Klitschko.

The Ukranian boxer (pictured below) made his comments after Fury's bizarre outburst last month during which he criticised women, the LGBT community and Jewish people.

“I’m a fighting guy who can’t hold his mouth on certain things,” Klitschko said.

“I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people he sounded like Hitler.

“The man is an imbecile. Seriously.”

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Klitschko said Fury, the current world champion, was giving the sport of boxing a bad name and accused Fury of using his status to spread hatred.

“Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or just suspended, because you cannot create more hate,” Klitschko.

“Especially in this crazy world when we can see all that’s going on, we don’t need someone having this stage and bringing hate to Jewish people, I can’t accept that.

“As I said, he sounds like Hitler. I cannot accept it and I don’t accept. The man is probably mentally sick.”

The Ukrainian challenger to Fury’s title made the comments prior to a planned July 9 rematch between the pair. That match has been postponed because Fury has suffered an ankle injury. Fury has indicated he may retire if he loses to Klitschko.

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