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Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury apologises for offensive outburst

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has apologised for offensive comments made in an hour-long video interview last week, insisting: "I am in no way a racist or bigot."

Fury caused controversy after making homophobic, sexist and anti-Semitic remarks, which led to calls for him to be banned from boxing.

"I apologise to anyone who may have taken offence," Fury said in a statement. "I may have hurt some people, which as a Christian man is not something I would ever want to do.

"Though not an excuse, sometimes media scrutiny has caused me to act out. I mean no harm or disrespect and I know more is expected of me as an ambassador of British boxing and I promise in future to hold myself to the highest standard.

"Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am in no way a racist or bigot and I hope the public accept this apology."

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