Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, holder of the IBF and WBA titles as well as the lineal crown, recently made more controversial statements, and now has once again apologized for offending anyone that may have been offended.
"I apologize to anyone who may have taken offense at any of my comments," Fury said in a statement. "I said some things which may have hurt some people, which as a Christian man is not something I would ever want to do. Though it is not an excuse, sometimes the heightened media scrutiny has caused me to act out in public.
"I mean no harm or disrespect to anyone, and I know more is expected of me as an ambassador of British boxing, and I promise in future to hold myself up to the highest possible standard. Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am in no way a racist or bigot, and I hope the public accept this apology."
Nothing Fury said recently was anything particularly new or even surprising from him, as he's made a habit of this sort of thing over the years. He's an outspoken guy, has very specific views, and has the sort of "I don't care if I offend anyone" attitude, at least at first, at least before the backlash becomes a bit too much, and then he issues his latest apology to follow his latest outburst.
We'll see you all again for these same stories in a couple of months or so.
As for his next fight, that's coming on July 9, when he faces Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch in Manchester, England.