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Tyson Fury rejects BBC 2020 Sports Personality of the Year Award competition 


By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury has sent a message to the BBC that he’s not interested in being in the running for their 2020 Sports Personality of the Year Award. Fury says he’s the “people’s champion” and that he doesn’t need to be validated with awards.

Tyson’s move to reject being a contestant for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award is a great public relations move by him, as he can play the part of the people’s champion to his followers.

Of course, if honors and such truly had no pull for ‘The Gypsy King’ he’d throw off the shackles of holding down the WBC heavyweight title, and vacate it. Charles Brun isn’t holding his breath waiting for Fury to make that move.

Obviously, Fury DOES care about awards being given how for achievement because if he didn’t, he’d deposit the WBC belt in the nearest trash bin.

Fury: I don’t need to be validated

If Fury wants to show that he’s the people’s champion, he’d give up the WBC title, stop talking about being a “lineal champion,” and give Deontay Wilder the trilogy match that he’d been under contract for.

All this business about the contract with Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) having expired reeks of a fear-based reaction for Fury to get out of a dangerous fight that could go badly for him.


Additionally, the emphasis on Tyson wanting to fight Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship shows that honors do mean something to Tyson. If Fury was serious about wanting to be the “people’s champion,” he would care if any titles are on the line for the Joshua fight, as they’re meaningless symbols.


Fury’s move to take his name out of the running for BBC’s Sports Personality award also is a way for him to dodge a defeat if he fails to win it potentially. Think about it.

If Fury comes in last in the voting, it won’t look good, as he would be tasting defeat. By Fury removing his name from the list of contestants, Fury won’t be seen potentially losing.

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