British Boxing Board of Control Secretary Robert Smith has announced that current heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been called to explain his recent comments in the media.
Fury has been splashed all over the news recently for his religious views on abortion, homosexuality and paedophilia, leading to Smith gathering his colleagues for an urgent meeting in Cardiff on Wednesday.
After debating what course of action should be taken against the outspoken traveller, Smith has summoned three-belt title holder Fury to sit in front on the board once the Christmas period is done and dusted.
“Mr Fury has been called for an interview in the new year,” Smith told Press Association Sport on Thursday.
Despite numerous denials that Fury is any of the labels he’s been given lately, it seems as though the board will impose some consequences on Mick Hennessy’s star fighter as they have done in the recent past.
Several outbursts on social media and on live TV have been flagged up by the BBBofC over the years, although Fury is yet to face any career-damaging action – which is also not expected to be the case, this time around.
A rematch with Wladimir Klitschko looms large for Fury in 2016 as the 27 year-old aims to repeat his feat of November 28 in Dusseldorf.