Tyson Fury sticks by his opinions. He made no bones about that in the build up to his fight against Wladimir Klitschko. That became particularly clear when he sat down for an interview with Oliver Holt of the Daily Mail a couple of weeks before his momentous win in Dusseldorf.
Anyone who knew anything about Fury was aware that he was not one to bite his tongue but the nature of his diatribe on that occasion was even more than anyone could have expected. The Daily Mail went to town on it and the reaction was pretty much what you'd expect when a public figure compares homosexuality to paedophilia.
Since his defeat of Klitschko, the interest around Fury has only increased and with it the interest around his controversial views. Having been asked about the interview in the aftermath of the win, Fury has claimed that he was misquoted by Holt saying 'all I have for people is love' in relation to the accusations of homophobia.
That followed an interview from before the fight in which he was up front with some fairly blunt threats to Holt whom he obviously feels has wronged him in some way. However, Holt himself has strongly denied that he misquoted Fury. Speaking to Off The Ball earlier this week, Holt also dismissed suggestions that he manipulated Fury in some way.
The Daily Mail have now decided to publish the full transcript and the audio of the interview between Fury and Holt and it would seem to dismiss any suggestions that there was something untoward about the manner in which Fury's opinions were brought to the public attention.
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You can listen to the audio here.