Despite being stripped of his IBF title and publicly shamed because of his opposition to homosexuality and abortion, world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has refused to back down or renounce his Christian worldview.

According to a report from the BBC, the 27-year-old titleholder was relieved of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) crown on Wednesday -- less than two weeks after beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win four of the boxing world's five heavyweight titles.

Fury compared homosexuality to pedophilia and charged that both should be illegal. "There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the Devil comes home," he said. "One of them is homosexuality being legal in countries, one of them is abortion, and the other is pedophilia."