The British Boxing Board of Control has summoned Tyson Fury to explain his recent comments about homosexuality.

In a controversial interview in November, the 27-year-old compared homosexuality to paedophilia, claiming both should be made illegal along with abortion.

"Mr Fury has been called for an interview in the new year," BBBC general secretary Robert Smith told Press Association Sport.

Fury told the Mail on Sunday in the build-up to his world heavyweight title victory over Wladimir Klitschko: "There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home.

"One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion and the other is paedophilia. Who would have thought in the 50s and 60s that those first two would be legalised?"

Fury has denied he is a homophobic, telling Sky Sports News on Thursday 10 December he is "uniting the world".

His shock victory over Klitschko in November saw him nominated for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award, a decision that has been widely questioned.