Fans Supporting Tyson Fury To Win Sports Personality Of The Year Award

Despite ending in a draw, Tyson Fury’s prominent resurrection in the Deontay Wilder fight has earned him a nomination for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Award and a deep desire from the fans to take home the honour. 

Fury was deemed favourite against Wilder as the two recently entered the ring with world heavyweight belts on the line. After ending in a controversial draw, fans are calling for the ‘The Gypsy King’ to be hailed as the Sports Personality of the Year in place of the belt.

Tough Year

 

It has been a tough year for the 30-year-old before he finally went up the ring again, battling his own demons. He went through dark days of depression just after climbing up the heavyweight rankings but was able to recover and fight much easier opponents in boxing.

 

His remarkable comeback to fight the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was mirrored in the 12th round, showing an impressive heart and resilience in fighting. Despite getting knocked down twice, he sat up like ‘The Undertaker’ and fought on until the end.

Iconic Comeback

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.

“It’s an iconic comeback, isn’t it? After two-and-a-half years out the ring, ten stone ballooned mental health problems. I just showed the world tonight, and everyone suffering from mental health problems, you can come back, and it can be done.”

“Everybody out there who has the same problems I’ve been suffering with, I did that for you guys. You know the truth. Everybody knows I won that fight, and if I can come back from where I’ve come from then you can do it too.”

“So, get up, get over it and let’s do it. Seek help, and let’s do it together as a team. I did it for you guys.”

Currently, his name holds the fourth favourite to win the BBC award behind Lewis Hamilton, Geraint Thomas and Harry Kane. Here are some fans thinking Fury’s achievements inside and outside the ring should earn him the honour.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Tyson Fury

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