TYSON FURY showed his disregard for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award by IGNORING the entire ceremony.
The Gypsy King, 33, was shortlisted for the award after knocking out Deontay Wilder in October to retain his WBC heavyweight world title.
But he reacted angrily to receiving a nomination for SPOTY and even threatened to sue the BBC for his inclusion on the six-person shortlist.
So it was no surprise that he did not turn up to the ceremony, con winner Emma Raducanu also missing.
En lugar de, during the BBC ceremony the boxer shared some snaps on Instagram of a work trip he took to New York City.
Él subtituló la publicación: “Had the best work trip ever to New York City with Paris Fury, James Ward, Brendan Lyondsen and SugarHill Steward … Christmas time special. #worksdo2021”
Fury believes he is the true sports personality after the event he put on to wow fans in Las Vegas – twice hitting the canvas before coming back to beat Wilder.
He told The Telegraph: “Eso (SPOTY) means nothing to me and I don’t need it or want it.
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“De hecho, they will hear from my solicitors if they do put me on the list. Give it to someone who needs it. Yo no.
“Y, de todas formas, we know who the sports personality of the year is anyway – soy yo.
“I am the sports personality. Who does what I do, goes through a war in Las Vegas, entertains the fans, and then sings to the audience?”
This year was the third time Fury has been nominated for the award, siguiente 2015 y 2018, but once again he was unsuccessful.
Raducanu won the popular vote after winning the US Open as a qualifier – Olympic champions Tom Daly and Adam Peaty came second and third respectively.