US sports reporter makes emotional attack on Tyson Fury

An American sports reporter launched an emotional attack on Tyson Fury over the British boxer's homophobic beliefs before his heavyweight fight last night. 

ESPN's Israel Gutierrez, who is gay, said Fury's comments in the past 'make me feel like I don't matter' and said that 'it's because of guys like that that I have to fight every single day'.  

Fury has previously declared that homosexuality being legal was a sign that the world was about to end, and compared transgender people to bestiality.  

The boxer, who has revived his career after a doping ban and won his Las Vegas bout in two rounds last night, has also ranted about Jews and transgender people in a series of bizarre outbursts. 

ESPN sports reporter Israel Gutierrez (pictured) launched an emotional attack on Tyson Fury over the British fighter's homophobic comments in the past

ESPN sports reporter Israel Gutierrez (pictured) launched an emotional attack on Tyson Fury over the British fighter's homophobic comments in the past 

Tyson Fury (right), pictured in action against Tom Schwarz during his heavyweight fight in Las Vegas last night, has previously said that homosexuality being legal was a sign of the end of the world in one of several bizarre outbursts

Tyson Fury (right), pictured in action against Tom Schwarz during his heavyweight fight in Las Vegas last night, has previously said that homosexuality being legal was a sign of the end of the world in one of several bizarre outbursts

Speaking to fellow panellists on ESPN show Around The Horn, Gutierrez said: 'I just wanted to let you guys know what it feels like to watch Tyson Fury, a man who's been very open about his beliefs including the fact that homosexuality and the acceptance of it is a sign that the world is ending. 

'It makes me feel like I don't matter. It makes me feel like my friends don't matter, it makes me feel like my partner doesn't matter. 

'It takes me right back to my teenage years and my early childhood when I looked around and thought everybody was looking down on my, thinking that I'm less then them just because of this way I was born. 

His voice breaking, he went on: 'But I'm still going to watch and I'm going to hope that it strengthens me. 

'It's because of guys like that that I have to fight every single day. Happy Pride, everyone.' 

Responding, the show's presenter thanked Gutierrez and said: 'Don't let anyone else define who you are', as another guest applauded. 

The homophobia row first erupted in November 2015 when Fury was interviewed by the Mail on Sunday. 

Fury celebrates victory against Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas after their heavyweight fight on Saturday night

Fury celebrates victory against Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas after their heavyweight fight on Saturday night 

Fury last night wore the American stars and stripes as he entered the arena, in a sign of his growing popularity in the United States

Fury last night wore the American stars and stripes as he entered the arena, in a sign of his growing popularity in the United States  

Fury sent his opponent Schwarz down to one knee in the second round, bloodying his nose and preparing to end the fight

Fury sent his opponent Schwarz down to one knee in the second round, bloodying his nose and preparing to end the fight

In the interview he announced that 'the end

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