December thirteenth, 2021
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury threatened TV institution BBC with authorized motion over a SPOTY award he won’t ever win.
Regardless of being nominated over the previous few years, the boxer has no likelihood of taking house the Sports activities Character of the 12 months prize, which could possibly be a large think about why he retains ruling himself out of the operating.
Fury even went so far as bringing attorneys into the equation, regardless that Emma Raducanu is a substantial favourite to say the highest trophy.
‘The Gypsy King’ appears to assume he’s in with an excellent shout. Nonetheless, it’s inconceivable the BBC would ever permit him to be named their flagship sportsperson of the 12 months.
An excessive amount of controversy and previous slanging have gone on for that ever to happen.
Discussing his potential victory, Fury informed The Telegraph he’d reject the consideration. He mentioned: “It means nothing to me, and I don’t want it or need it.
“The truth is, they may hear from my solicitors in the event that they do put me on the listing. Give it to somebody who wants it. I don’t.”
“We all know who the sports activities character of the 12 months is anyway – it’s me. I’m a sports activities character. Who does what I do, goes by a battle in Las Vegas, entertains the followers, after which sings to the viewers?”
Named alongside darlings of British sport that stand a far higher likelihood of successful than him, Fury will most likely come fifth and even sixth from the choices open to voting.
Tom Daley, an Olympic diver who received gold on the Tokyo Olympics. Adam Peaty, the UK’s reply to Micheal Phelps. Then comes Emma Raducanu, the tennis participant who took the world by storm in her teenage years, and Raheem Sterling, a footballer – who alongside Marcus Rashford – has advocated for the little folks.
Lastly, Dame Sarah Storey is a British Paralympic athlete and a a number of gold medalist within the Paralympic Video games.
It’s a powerful listing.
Towards that lot, boxing’s most vital karaoke singer has zero alternative to triumph. Due to this fact, Fury needn’t fear about phoning his authorized crew.
The views expressed on this article are opinions of Phil Jay.
Phil Jay – Editor of World Boxing Information since 2010 with over one billion views. Comply with WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.