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Fury banned from Wikipedia after editing Klitschko page

Fury banned from Wikipedia after editing Klitschko page

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Attempts to alter Wladimir Klitschko's Wikipedia page landed Tyson Fury with a ban from the site.

Tyson Fury claims he was banned from Wikipedia after making changes to a page dedicated to Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury confirms Wikipedia ban for sabotaging rival's page

Fury pulled off a shock victory over Klitschko in 2015 but his attempts to sabotage the Ukrainian's Wiki have seemingly seen him defeated outside the ring by the online encyclopaedia.

Asked by BT Sport whether rumours he had tampered with Klitschko's page were true, Fury said: "Yes it is true, until I got banned from Wikipedia.

"If you want to go on and edit my profile, you can..."

"I did it because I wanted to prove that, because it is a public site, anyone can write whatever they want on there. If you want to go on and edit my profile, you can.

"I have never edited anything on mine but because I am the lineal champion, someone keeps going on and writing I am retired. I am clearly not retired.

"So I keep changing it back to active and someone else keeps changing it to retired. So obviously someone wants me retired."

When it was put to Fury that the person making changes to his page may be based in Alabama, alluding to next opponent Deontay Wilder, the former heavyweight world champion had a different theory. 

"Maybe coming from London somewhere," he quipped - a clear reference to current WBA, IBF and WBO king Anthony Joshua.

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