Tyson Fury did not take home BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award last night, but he took home the hearts of the people he inspired with his powerful testimony and advocacy.
Tyson Fury just goes out there to have some fun… 😛😛😛 pic.twitter.com/hjl466mRJo
— BT Sport (@btsport) December 10, 2018
Though the lineal heavyweight champion of boxing was snubbed for the six-person shortlist for the award, he was able to deliver a speech before Geraint Thomas took home the trophy. Speaking on stage next to Gary Lineker, the English boxer said:
“I should be WBC heavyweight champion of the world and everybody knows it.”
“And no matter what you’ve been through in your life and no matter what you are going through, you must always, always get up and keep going forward and fight back.”
Spread the Word
Aside from apparently donating his entire purse to the homeless, Fury touched the hearts of the people after he dedicated the triumph to everyone suffering from mental health problems. Continuing, the mental health survivor said:
“We need to spread the word on mental health more in sports. There are a lot of people still living in darkness and are too afraid and come out and speak about it in public.”
“But if I can do it, anybody can do it, a big heavyweight champion of the world, 6 foot 9, 18 stone. I’m supposed to be a big tough guy. Anybody can do it.”
“I don’t want to talk about boxing. I’m going to enjoy Christmas with my family. Merry Christmas everyone and I will see you in the New Year.”
"I wanted to show the world that anything was possible."You did exactly that, Tyson Fury.
Gepostet von BBC Sport am Sonntag, 16. Dezember 2018
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Tyson Fury