Newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is facing criticism for spouting the kind of derogatory nonsense that has become as much his trademark as his fists.
And might be facing one big opponent outside the ring — namely the PC Police.
Fury's latest controversy surrounds the sexist remarks he made in an interview, filmed by the online boxing channel IFL TV, that was posted to YouTube on Nov. 25, days before the British boxer's stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko — ending the Ukrainian’s nine-year reign as heavyweight champion.
“I believe a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back, that’s my personal belief,” Fury said in the video interview. “Making me a good cup of tea, that’s what I believe.”
And the 27-year-old Fury, on the shortlist for the BBC's "Sports Personality of the Year" for 2015 award, didn't stop there.
He also gave his caveman views on women in boxing: “I think they are very nice when they’re walking around that ring holding them cards.”
And on gold-medal-winning heptathlete and English sports darling Jessica Ennis-Hill: “I think she’s good, she’s won quite a few medals for Britain, she slaps up good as well, when she’s got a dress on she looks quite fit.”
Fury had already created a furor for unabashedly condemning the legalization of homosexuality and abortion. And, in another recent interview with The Mirror, Fury said: “There are girls who open their legs to every Tom, Dick and Harry. They are looked upon as rubbish. If I had a sister who did that, I’d hang her.”
He even dissed MMA, saying he heard it's for "white kids who can't box."
The BBC said it has no plans to remove Fury from the SPOTY shortlist despite the emergence of the interview.
Here's the Video: (WARNING: Explicit and Un-PC language)