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Police launch investigation after complaint about Tyson Fury comments

Tyson Fury Credit: PA Images

A complaint has been made to police over alleged comments by Manchester's World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury.

Greater Manchester Police said the complaint was being treated as a hate crime and described the investigation as 'ongoing'.

Fury's faced calls for him to be barred from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist over allegations of homophobia and sexism.

"We have received a complaint regarding a hate crime. We are speaking to the victim and an investigation is ongoing.

"We received the complaint this morning."

– Greater Manchester Police

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Fury's final face off with Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko (left) and Tyson Fury during a press conference at the Hilton Syon Park, London. Credit: PA Images

Manchester boxer Tyson Fury will face off with Wladimir Klitschko at the final press conference ahead of their title bout.

The 27 year old is confident he can become the heavyweight champion of the world in Dusseldorf this weekend. The fight was rescheduled to compensate for a calf injury Klitschko sustained in training.

Last month Fury told Granada:

"It was quite hard to know I was training for such a bit fight and it was off again." He went on, "If I'm afraid of someone then I'm in the wrong sport. That's why I'm not afraid of people and that's why I've won 24 in a row. The proof is in the pudding - unbeaten!"

Fury Vs Watermelon - it doesn't end well for one of them

Tyson Fury

How do you get ready for the fight of your life? How about smashing a watermelon on your head?

Fury will challenge for Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight championships on November 28th.

But first, he had this score to settle....

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