Fury summoned by boxing board

Tyson Fury now holds just two versions of the planet heavyweight title following getting stripped of the IBF belt

Tyson Fury has been summoned by the British Boxing Board of Handle to clarify his current controversial comments.

Planet heavyweight champion Fury, 27, who expressed views on ladies, abortion and homosexuality, has been asked to attend a meeting in the new year.

The BBBofC met to discuss the matter on Wednesday just before informing Fury that he have to meet with the board.

The Briton has denied he is a homophobe and claimed he is “uniting the planet”.

No exact date has been confirmed for the meeting.

Police are investigating an allegation of hate crime against Fury, following comments he produced about homosexuality on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The Manchester fighter has also been quoted as saying a woman’s “best place is on her back”.

He subsequently mentioned: “Tyson Fury loves his fellow humans. He does not hate anybody.”

Fellow BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominee and lengthy jump champion Greg Rutherford had planned to withdraw from this year’s event over Fury’s comments, before reversing his choice.

Fury, who won the WBA, IBF and WBO titles on 28 November by beating Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, was stripped of the IBF belt on Tuesday following picking to face Klitschko in a rematch rather of the IBF’s mandatory challenger, Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov.