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Sexist remark from a champ: Woman's best place is in kitchen

December 06, 2015 14:07 IST

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury sparks fresh controversy with sexist remarks

Jessica Ennis-Hill

IMAGE: Jessica Ennis-Hill. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Newly crowned heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has attracted fresh controversy after making a string of sexist remarks, including some directing at Olympic and world heptathlete champion Jessica Ennis-Hill.

In a video interview, the controversial boxer was seen and heard saying, "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," Sport24 reported.

Jessica Ennis-Hill

IMAGE: Heptathlete Jessica Ennis Hill looks ravishing in red. Photographs: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Commenting on British heptathlete Ennis-Hill, he said, "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."

Tyson Fury

IMAGE: Tyson Fury celebrates winning the fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach /Reuters

However, the BBC has defended its decision to shortlist the boxer for Sports Personality of the Year despite mounting pressure on them to drop him from the list.

Fury claimed the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous points decision in Dusseldorf last week. 

Source: ANI