Tyson Fury has kissed a gay man in a bar to reportedly prove that he is 'not homophobic'.
The controversial boxer, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the world heavyweight champion last month, has become embroiled in a controversy over comments in which he compared homosexuality to paedophilia.
After spotting Fury in a bar in Lancashire, 41-year-old gay shop manager Paul Cole challenged him over his stance on homosexuality.
"I told him, 'I can't stand you'," Cole recalled to The Sun. "He said he wasn't homophobic and suddenly rubbed my beard and kissed me on both cheeks.
"I've changed my mind about him. He's a big friendly giant who'd float my boat if he was gay."
Fury denied that he is a homophobe in a new interview last week, declaring: "If Jesus loves the world, I love the world."