Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world on Saturday night with a unanimous decision win against Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf.
Klitschko went into the clash as heavy favourite. 12 rounds of a dismal fight later and his nine-year reign as heavyweight champion was over.
Fury is now the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight title-holder.
In the midst of the Fury furore - Sky Sports are creating plenty of it - it should not be forgotten what the 27-year-old said about homosexuality just three weeks ago.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, Fury told of how homosexuality being legal is a sign that the devil is coming. He also equated the legalisation of homosexuality and abortion to the legalisation of paedophilia.
We live in an evil world. The devil is very strong at the minute, very strong, and I believe the end is near. The bible tells me the end is near. The world tells me the end is near. Just a short few years, I reckon, away from being finished.
Abusing the planet, the wars in the Middle East, the famines, the earthquakes, the natural disasters, all these things are talked about 2000 years ago before they even happened. Prophesised. So now it’s all coming true…
There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home: one of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one’s paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?
When I say paedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn’t it? But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal would have been looked on as a crazy man again. If I would have told you 120 years ago, that a 1000-tonne aeroplane is going to float through the sky, a piece of steel — ludicrous.
Fury deserved his win over Klitschko, there's no doubting that.
However, weird and offensive views like the above should not be put aside when talking about the new heavyweight champion and they should certainly temper celebration of his victory.