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June 23, 2016 6:19 pm

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

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Boxer Wladimir Klitschko said Tyson Fury should be banned from the boxing world. Photo: Twitter.

Boxer Wladimir Klitschko said Tyson Fury should be banned from the boxing world. Photo: Twitter.

Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match.

“I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or just suspended, because you cannot create more hate.”

Fury, 27, stirred controversy in May when he made derogatory comments about Jews during an interview that was posted online. He has since apologized for the remarks, but Klitschko said the boxing world would be better off without him.

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Klitschko called his competitor an “imbecile champion,” and slammed the British boxer for “bring[ing] hate to the Jewish people.” He added, “I cannot accept that. We are one society. We cannot have a champion who creates the friction which generates hate. After women, gays and Jewish people, what next?”

Fury beat Klitschko to take the WBA, WBO and IBF belts in November 2015.  That same year, over 100,000 people signed a petition to remove Fury from the BBC‘s Sports Personality of the Year for derogatory comments he made about women and homosexuals. Fury also apologized for those remarks.

Klitschko and Fury are scheduled to compete in a rematch for the world championship on July 9 in Manchester.

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  • Why is it that ‘sports’ people and even movie stars can prescribe on matters other than what they do. Taylor Fury has been hit on his head too often and is now brain dead. Please do NOT attend or watch this savage in the ring as it will be support for disgusting person. Britain has a raving anti Semite as their champion. Take his belt away and ban him for boxing. Its the least we can do.

  • Mario D.

    Now as always Britain has incredible peer pressure to be genocidally antisemitic. Always with lots of lies. If you have any ‘doubts’ about Jews Britain will make you a raging antisemite.

  • My daughter dated Wladimir a number of years ago.We are Jewish and she said he was a gentleman ,intelligent and not a prejudiced bone in his body.I salute you Wladimir.Punish this lout in the rematch

  • Well said Klitschko, “Good riddance to bad rubbish” to this no good trashmouth

    Well said Klitschko, “Good riddance to bad rubbish” to this no good trashmouth

  • ozzy

    a such idiot like this British champion without brain…I hear just the water instead

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