Greater Manchester Police have informed WBN that a man is set to give a statement to officers regarding a complaint made against world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Fury, 27, is being investigated over comments regarding homosexuals made repeatedly in sections of the media recently and a spokesperson for the GMP force have now confirmed the accusation has come from a male.
“Police are making arrangements to speak to the man who made the complaint (against Mr Fury) and get a statement from him, after which they will decide how it will be investigated,” Greater Manchester Police exclusively told World Boxing News on Wednesday.
It’s been a highly turbulent time for the outspoken Fury since becoming unified title holder in the top division by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany just under two weeks ago.
Since then, the BBC have caused an uproar by including Fury in their shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year 2015 – alongside the likes of Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton, whilst the IBF have moved to strip the unbeaten fighter of his red belt.
Add to that Fury has been labelled a ‘dickhead’ by a prominent member of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s news team, plus former foe Klitschko has activated a rematch clause for another fight next year.
The spotlight is firmly fixed on Fury since he secured victory in his defining night, although the controversy surrounding the switch-hitter seems set to continue – at least until the police investigation reaches its conclusion.