Tyson Fury has been nominated for five separate Ring Magazine awards to round off 2018, while his rival Anthony Joshua is not in the running for any.
The 30-year-old heavyweight returned from a two and a half year layoff in June and beat Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta, before challenging Deontay Wilder for the WBC world title.
Unfortunately for Fury, the Wilder bout was scored a draw – many felt the Brit won – but it was what happened in the fight which has attracted attention to his cause.
Tyson has been campaigning for mental health awareness throughout the year following his own troubles in 2016/2017, and showed in the final round of the Wilder fight that it’s possible to comeback from anything.
The American champion smashed his challenger to the ground with a right hand, left hook combination that seemed to have put him out cold, however the ‘Gypsy King’ then miraculously rose to his feet again and continued to fight.
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The full list of Ring Magazine awards that Tyson Fury has been nominated for at the end of 2018 is as follows:
- Fighter of the Year
- Comeback of the Year
- Round of the Year (Round 12 vs Wilder)
- Event of the Year (Fury vs Wilder)
- Most Inspirational Award
On top of this, Fury’s previously maligned trainer Ben Davison is on the list for Trainer of the Year.
Meanwhile, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has not been nominated for a single award – though he did collect an OBE from Buckingham Palace last week.
Other UK/Irish nominations include Dillian Whyte (KO of the Year – vs Lucas Browne), Josh Warrington (Upset of the Year vs Lee Selby), Joshua Buatsi (Prospect of the Year) and Brendan Ingle (Most Inspirational Award).