Tyson Fury fired a jibe in the direction of Lewis Hamilton while questioning what he sees as a lack of recognition for himself in the UK.
The two-time heavyweight world champion has not been on the Queen’s Honor Roll for any of his accomplishments so far, while rival Anthony Joshua has been awarded an OBE.
After his victory over Deontay Wilder, however, the “Gypsy King” received his second “Fighter of the Year” award from Ring Magazine in the United States.
He was also recently crowned “Boxer of the Year” at ABC’s ESPYS.
Fury pointed out to the Mail the lack of recognition in his own country where, “unlike Lewis Hamilton, I live and pay taxes which reached £ 9million last year”.
The 32-year-old has been nominated for the second time on the list of finalists for the BBC “Sports Personality of the Year” award in 2020.
However, he asked to be fired due to the controversy that surrounded him the first time around.
In 2015, Fury’s SPOTY nomination was marred by backlash from previous remarks, with the boxer accused of sexism and homophobia.
Hamilton won SPOTY in 2020 after tying Michael Schumacher’s record and claiming a seventh Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship triumph.
The legendary pilot was also knighted by the Queen this year and his official title is therefore “Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE”.
Fury added that he was surprised that Amir Khan had been overlooked, “despite the revival of British boxing and fantastic charity work in Britain and Pakistan”.
When asked if the situation made him angry, Fury concluded, “No. Just disappointed.
“The way you are when a loved one lets you down. “
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