(not a great look for boxing when the highlight and most viral part of a fight is the karaoke that came after)
(Source) — Last Saturday night, Tyson Fury stunned the boxing world when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany to become the new heavyweight champion of the world. At the time, it seemed like a great thing for the sport of boxing and, specifically, the heavyweight division, which hasn’t really been relevant in years now. But some footage of Fury doing an interview last month has surfaced and, well, let’s just say that it’s not going to help Fury win over many new fans. In the video, the British boxer is asked a question about female boxers. And while his answer starts off pretty PC, it quickly disintegrates into a series of sexist comments that aren’t sitting well with anyone. “It’s up to everybody what they want to do,” he says in the clip when asked about females making the decision to fight. “I’m all for it. I’m not a sexist. I believe if a man can go to work all his life, a woman can. Who am I to say, ‘Don’t do that ‘cause you’re a girl’? But I believe a woman’s best place is in the kitchen and on her back. That’s my personal belief. Making me a good cup of tea—that’s what I believe.”
First and foremost, before Tyson said women are most useful when they’re cooking or getting fucked he did say he’s not sexist. He went out of his way to make that clear so, ya know, don’t let that go unnoticed. Don’t be so quick to jump on the whole “if you have a pussy then why are you anywhere but the kitchen or the bedroom” bit and go ignoring the part where he makes it clear he believes in equality among sexes. That’s not fair. You can’t pick and choose statements to support your own agenda.
Secondly, who the hell is actually surprised or gives a shit? The answer: a significant amount of people, and they’re all trying to get Fury removed from the running for BBC Sportsman of the Year. Guys, he’s a fighter. If the sport didn’t exist he’d be the drunk at the bar waiting for someone to accidentally bump into him so he could punch their nose through their skull. We’re really holding these guys to the insanely high standards of the Twitter police now? Fighters aren’t supposed to be nice guys and if this is what it takes to be the “bad guy” then we’ve lost our collective minds. Boxers are supposed to be like your grandfather: they’re angry, but in a lovable way, they have some brain damage, and they’re probably going to die sooner rather than later so you just laugh off their crazy comments and chalk it up to entertainment.