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Tyson Fury accused of 'degrading' the heavyweight title

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Tyson Fury has been up to the antics we've come to expect from him this week. Being retired for less than four hours, and using some foul language along the way, hardly came to a surprise to many in the world of boxing. However, one person has had enough of him.

Kellie Maloney has blasted the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' and his recent stunt. Lennox Lewis' former promoter believes that he has 'degraded' the belts with his derogatory comments towards the gay community, Jewish people and women.

Maloney became Lewis' manager in 1989 and became known as the promoter who took him to the top. She eventually managed him to the undisputed heavyweight title.

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Whilst on Christian O'Connell's breakfast show she said: "I was very lucky because I managed a great heavyweight in Lennox Lewis, who didn't behave anything like Tyson Fury.

"He was very respectable and had a great image. I'm a great believer that if you're the heavyweight champion of the world or you're the champion of anything or you're in the position where people look up to you, you've got to set certain standards and become a role model."

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Fury was stripped of the IBF belt title just two weeks after winning it for not being able to fight the mandatory challenger. Anthony Joshua now holds the belt.

He pulled out of the Wladimir Klitschko rematch in July with an ankle injury. He was investigated by the anti-doping authorities before postponing the fight again after being labeled medically unfit.

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With reports saying Tyson Fury has tested positive for cocaine, there is no doubt that the champion is controversial. His victory over Klitschko was a huge night for him, but Maloney and others are tired of his antics. 

The former promoter also said in her radio interview: "I think he's degraded the heavyweight championship with his insults to the gay community, with his insults to the trans community, with his insults to human life.

"He's tweeting insulting things to the boxing world and especially when you consider that a young fighter had died in the ring over the weekend."

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