Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Klitschko: We Need a More Deserving Champ Than This One

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Klitschko: We Need a More Deserving Champ Than This One

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WLADIMIR Klitschko has hit out at Tyson Fury over his controversial remarks about homosexuals and women.

Fury, who beat Ukrainian veteran Klitschko on points last November in Germany to become world heavyweight champion, has provoked outrage by equating homosexuality and abortion with paedophilia and saying a woman's "best place is on her back".

The two fighters meet again in a July 9 rematch at Manchester Arena, with the WBO and WBA belts Fury won on the line.

And Klitschko says he looks forward to there being "a champion that represents the sport in a good way and can be looked up to".

The 40-year-old then said: "I'm not okay with what comes out of Fury's mouth, his statements.

"For example - that all homosexual men and women and paedophiles belong in the same place, in jail basically. …

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