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Klitschko goes on offensive over Fury views that sparked outrage

By Phil Medlicott

Wladimir Klitschko has hit out at Tyson Fury over the Briton's 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 claimed from Klitschko back on the line.

And at a press conference at the venue yesterday, Klitschko said of his revenge mission that he looked 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."

Fury replied: "You will need to be about 1,000 times better because you landed about four shots in 12 rounds." He removed his t-shirt and taunted Klitschko for losing to a "fat man".

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