Tyson Fury nominated for BBC SPOTY Sporting Moment of the Year

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Wilder vs Fury

📸 Esther Lin

The BBC have revealed their five Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year nominations ahead of the 2018 Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Among them is Tyson Fury’s amazing twelfth round recovery from a double whammy blow by Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.

Voting is now open HERE

Fury is in contention for what is a new award for 2018, with the winner announced on Sunday, 16 December, live on BBC One from 19:00 GMT.



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WBN Report:

Tyson Fury boxed brilliantly on his long-awaited return to world title action but was ultimately thwarted by Deontay Wilder on the cards.

‘The Gypsy King’ challenged for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight title three years on from dethroning Wladimir Klitschko.

Losing a whopping ten stone after battling depression, Fury seemed like he’d never been away.

An awesome display of skills to frustrate Wilder for the majority of the contest were taken away by two powerful knockdowns.

As predicted pre-fight, Fury would have to pick himself up off the floor to go the distance. Down in the ninth, Fury wasn’t hurt too badly and made it through as Wilder punched himself out.

Wilder took a two-round breather before going again the twelfth. A huge combination put Fury on the canvas heavy and it looked for all the world to be over.

Fury’s head jarred back, but as referee Jack Reiss put fingers in his face, the 30 year-old suddenly came to his senses.

It was an enthralling ending to a tactical battle, which Fury seemed to have just shaded.

On the cards, Wilder took it 115-111, whilst Fury got it 114-110. The third judge, Phil Edwards of Fury’s homeland, scored it a 113-113 draw.

A second fight wasn’t ratified immediately after the bout, although WBN was informed during the build-up that a clause exists in the contract.

To vote, you need a BBC account. Voting is now open HERE