Tyson Fury livid at BBC Sports Personality of the Year for not being nominated

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Pointing to his 'two lineal title defences' this year and his 'best-selling autobiography', Tyson Fury has launched a scathing attack on his omission from BBC's list of Sports Personality of the Year nominees.

Branding the BBC award as a 'fix', Fury showed his aggravation at missing out on recognition after a historic 12 months.

Taking to Twitter, Fury said: "This year, two defences of the lineal title in Vegas, WWE fight in Arabia, best-selling autobiography, Christmas single with Robbie [Williams] and ITV documentary, and [a] mental health tour."

Wins against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin set up a much anticipated rematch with 'The Bronze Bomber' Deontay Wilder in February.

Despite his accomplishments inside the ring as well as outside this year, Fury failed to join Ben Stokes, Lewis Hamilton, Raheem Sterling, Dina Asher-Smith and Alun Wyn Jones on the list of sports stars up for the prestigious award.

Fury has already had a past relationship with the award, having been nominated in 2015 after beating Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany.

However, over 140,000 people signed a petition calling for his removal as a nominee after he aired views considered to be homophobic. He went on to finish fourth, 7,000 votes behind Jessica Ennis Hill.

After missing out on consideration for last year's award, despite a momentous performance against Deontay Wilder, this year's snub proved to be too much for Fury to stay silent. 

"What sports personality has done more this year??? And I won’t get a mention, it’s a fix!!!"

In a year in which the Gypsy King ventured into the world of Sports Entertainment, Fury has already spoken of his desire to enter the world of MMA.

Speaking on the True Geordie Podcast, he said: "I've got three fights on my boxing contract, when they are up I'm coming for every UFC heavyweight there is.”

He added: "Stipe, he can't box, it wouldn't be a boxing contest, but in that world I'd be intrigued to see if he can take what I can put out, for sure."

Ben Stokes is currently 4/25 to win this year's SPOTY with GIVEMEBET.

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