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Tyson Fury makes bizarre homophobic rant, calls Klitschko 'devil worshipper'

Talkative and controversial heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury had a bizarre rant about the impending end of the world, and the assertion that Wladimir Klitschko is a "devil worshipper."

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Heavyweight boxing contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) can best be described as a very controversial and unique character. MMA fans may be familiar with Fury through his calling out of Cain Velasquez, as well as rumored talks that he was going to sign with Bellator, and in less than three weeks he is set up for a massive showdown with Wladimir Klitschko at a German soccer stadium for Wlad's WBO, IBF, and WBA titles.

In a rather bizarre interview with the UK's Daily Mail newspaper, the 27-year-old caused quite a stir over his religious beliefs, claiming that the end of the world is nearing.

‘We live in an evil world,' he says. ‘The devil is very strong at the minute, very strong, and I believe the end is near. The bible tells me the end is near. The world tells me the end is near. Just a short few years, I reckon, away from being finished.

To follow up on that, he says the devil will be summoned when homosexuality, abortion, and pedophilia are all legalized, of which the first two already are, which leaves pedophilia left on the list:

"There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home: one of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other one's paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?

"When I say paedophiles can be made legal, that sounds like crazy talk doesn't it? But back in the 50s and early 60s, for them first two to be made legal would have been looked on as a crazy man again. If I would have told you 120 years ago, that a 1000-tonne aeroplane is going to float through the sky, a piece of steel — ludicrous."

As for Fury's response to those who will be critical or uncomfortable with his views on homosexuality, he sticks to his religious beliefs based on the bible:

"This is a funny world we live in and an evil world,' Fury says. ‘People can say, "Oh, you are against abortions, you are against paedophilia, you are against homosexuality, you're against whatever", but my faith and my culture is all based on the bible. The bible was written a long time ago, from the beginning of time until now, and if I follow that and it tells me it's wrong, then it's wrong for me. That's just my opinion."

In a loaded interview with a goldmine of quotes across various topics, Fury then went in on Wladimir Klitschko and called him a worshipper of the devil, and compared this fight to David vs. Goliath:

"Goliath was a champion, a monster who had never been beaten, and then this young guy, David, came forward, a child who believed in God and did it,' Fury says. ‘God gave him the power. What was right will always prevail over wrong. Good will always prevail over evil. I see that in me versus Klitschko. To be honest with you, I know Klitschko is a devil-worshipper. They are involved in bigger circles and stuff like that and they do magic tricks and whatever. You can go on YouTube and watch them playing with magic."

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"It ain't going to happen. He can't beat me now. Now I know what he is — a devil-worshipper — I know he has no chance of beating me. God will not let him defeat me, not at all. I am almost a thousand per cent certain that he cannot beat me."

Klitschko vs. Fury will be broadcast live on HBO, provided Armageddon isn't upon us by then. For more in-depth boxing coverage, check out Bad Left Hook.