Boxer James Hawley dropped by Tyson Fury's management company after homophobic TikTok calling gay people 'dirty c***s'

Boxer James Hawley dropped by Tyson Fury's management company after homophobic TikTok calling gay people 'dirty c***s'

July 23, 2020

UNBEATEN middleweight prospect James Hawley has been dropped by his management company for his vile homophobic rant on TikTok.

The 21-year-old was asked by a fan whether he supports LGBT rights, with the 6-0 boxer stating that he thinks gay people are "dirty c****" and that he feels sorry for their families.

The clip of Hawley's views was shared by Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz on Twitter on Wednesday, which showed the Hitman candidly speaking about homosexual and transgender people.

Replying to the question, Hawley said: "I 1,000, 1million per cent do not agree with this stuff. Listen, I can understand girls get with each other all the time at parties and all things like that.

"I don't care, not a problem. I'd want them to get with each other in front of me.

"But boys on the other hand, and transgenders, there's something seriously wrong with you. What in the earth makes you want to change your gender and get f***** in the a***.

"What is up with you dirty c****. I feel sorry for your families."

After his views were flagged to MTK Global – who represent the likes of Tyson Fury and Carl Frampton – they responded by saying they have released Hawley from his contract.

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A statement said: "Many thanks for taking the time to reach out to us and bring this to our attention.

"The management team have made the decision to terminate Mr Hawley's contract with MTK Global with immediate effect and will no longer be representing him in any format.

"The boxing community is about respect and unity and MTK Global prides itself on its community focus and inclusive ethos.

"It has always been our mission to make boxing accessible to all, embracing individuality and being a safe space where community can express themselves and support one another.

"MTK Global does not in any way condone, or support the views that were shared in any way, nor will these comments ever be considered as acceptable from any of our fighters hence the decision that was made by management.

"We look forward to continuing to connect and embrace the expanding boxing community and always endeavor to lead by example. We appreciate your support in helping us work towards this."

Hawley – who has since deleted his TikTok account – took to Instagram where he responded to the termination of his contract.

He simply stated: "I completely understand and empathise."

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