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Is Tyson Fury still nominated for Sports Personality of the Year 2020? What has Gypsy King said about his nomination? – Bukipress

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TYSON FURY was nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020 award last month.

Since then, however, there’s been a little confusion over whether the Gypsy King will remain on the list ahead of the ceremony.

AP:Associated Press

Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder earlier this year to win a second world title[/caption]

Fury hasn’t been in the ring since February but he’s being linked up to take on Anthony Joshua in his next bout.

Why was Fury nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

Fury was nominated thanks to his world heavyweight title-winning exploits earlier this year, knockout Deontay Wilder out in the seventh round of their fight.

Wilder was the slight favourite going into their Las Vegas tussle.

Fury surprised everyone with his tactics, coming forward throughout, knocking Wilder down twice and forcing the American’s corner to throw the towel in.

What has Fury said about the nomination?

Fury posted a clip of himself on Twitter asking the BBC to take him off the list because he didn’t feel he needed an award.

But the BBC responded by saying they would not do so.

“Tyson Fury will remain on the list for Sports Personality of the Year 2020,” the BBC said.

“As always the winner will be decided by the public voting during the live show and it is of course up to Tyson if he chooses to participate in the show.”

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Fury has asked the BBC to take him off their SPOTY nominee list[/caption]

But Fury has since responded to that statement by stating on Good Morning Britain he would get his lawyers to send a letter to the BBC demanding he be removed from the list.

“I’ve asked nicely to be taken off the list and they’ve decided they weren’t going to take me off the list,” he told Piers Morgan.

“So I’ve had my lawyer send them a letter demanding that I be taken off the list so let’s hope they listen and get me off that list.

“I don’t need any awards from any TV stations or organisations for me to know who I am.


“I know who I am, know what I’ve done, and I don’t need a big pat on the back and don’t need a glass trophy.

“No disrespect to anyone who wants it, but I see everyone clamouring to get on that list and I’m clamouring to get off it.

“I don’t need gratification from anybody.

“I’m the People’s Champion and the love of the people is worth more to me than everything and I don’t need an award to be celebrated in that way.”

When is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020 ceremony?

  • The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 20.
  • The event will be begin at 8pm and shown live on BBC One.
  • Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will present live from Media City in Salford.
Tom Farmer – The Sun

Tyson Fury has been training ever since his win over Wilder in Feb[/caption]

Full SPOTY 2020 nominee list

  • Tyson Fury (Boxer)
  • Stuart Broad (Cricketer)
  • Hollie Doyle (Jockey)
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (Snooker player)
  • Jordan Henderson (Footballer)
  • Lewis Hamilton (F1 driver)

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