LONDON - World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has escaped punishment for his controversial remarks with British boxing chiefs backing his right to free speech. Fury faced a backlash for the comments he made before and after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November to capture the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles. But the British Boxing Board of Control said they could not sanction the fighter as he hadn't broken the law. "Tyson Fury has made comments that have caused offence to members of our society. However, there is no suggestion that he has broken the law by exercising his right to freedom of expression," they said I a statement. "In such circumstances, the stewards of the British Boxing Board of Control have been advised that it cannot interfere with his basic human rights.”