Will Tyson Fury win the sports BBC personality of the year 2020?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by mark ant, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. Furious

    Furious Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    SPOTY was shortly after the 'superior' DMs came out. If they'd given it to AJ, that story (which was cleverly buried by Matchroom) would've got more attention if journalists went digging.
  2. Bob Flaps

    Bob Flaps Member Full Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    “SPOTY” is a meaningless, discredited award and I’m surprised anyone gives it any thought whatsoever.
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  3. anjawnaymiz

    anjawnaymiz Unexpected item in bagging area Full Member

    Sep 6, 2008
    Great story and lots of background for the bbc to use but I can’t see fury and AJ unifying anytime soon unfortunately.

    Why AJ is fighting all the way in June next makes no sense!

    will fury/wilder 3 happen before June? Doubt it
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  4. Citizen Smith

    Citizen Smith Active Member Full Member

    Jul 12, 2019
    Recency bias can take over and skew things. SPOTY is in December, so if Fury knocks Wilder into next week in July, it may be forgotten by the time the Olympics end in August.

    Laura Kenny / Trott - arguments aside regarding relative achievement - already has an OBE and CBE and the CBE is fairly recent. She is already loved by the establishment. She is in the news now and with the Olympics coming up she will be plastered all over websites and the telly, prior to the cycling. Came back after having a baby, refused an op in order to compete, fell off her bike and seen with blood pouring out of her. She was up for SPOTY in 2016 at 25/1, where she did not figure, but she does not have a Murray, Brownlea or Farah this time. Generally available 12/1, showing up, fading and completing may be good enough. If we look at last 10 years, cycling has taken 3 and tennis 3, so with no tennis star to worry about, could be game on.
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  5. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    I can't watch the program, it's become overblown, smug and self congratulatory. It used to be a couple of hundred famous faces in a studio watching some clips of the years action and clapping the winner. A decent watch at the end of the year if you liked sport. Now it's an arena, awful jokey segments and it goes on and on and on. I don't give a monkeys who wins and I doubt many of the athletes concerned do either.
  6. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    I don't believe he will give two hoots for it to be honest, and neither should he.
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  7. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    If Ben Stokes can win SPOTY then, if there's any justice, nothing Fury has said in the past should prevent him winning.

    But people who seem willing to overlook Stokes beating someone unconscious in the street are prepared to cling onto comments Fury made a long time ago.
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  8. Gomo

    Gomo Active Member Full Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Depends what else happens this year doesn't it. He's got to be number 1 thus far.

    If Chris froome manages to win the tour de France for the 5th time this year after being out seriously injured that would be very hard for anyone to beat. Not that I can see it happening.
  9. Naked Snake

    Naked Snake Active Member Full Member

    Feb 25, 2020
    So like everything on the BBC?
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  10. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    To the ruling class breaking their unwritten hate speech laws, is far more of a crime than beating someone unconscious in the streets.
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  11. Pompey Junglist

    Pompey Junglist Member Full Member

    Aug 8, 2019
    Can anyone here even bear to watch SPOTY from start to finish?

    I mean it's just awful. Pious, sycophantic, and maudlin in equal measure and presented by Lord Helmet of the Bien Pensant, Gary Lineker.
  12. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    It's not just the ruling class but the public as well who voted Stokes SPOTY in 2019.

    I'm amazed how people seem to have forgotten/ignored what Stokes did.
  13. Pompey Junglist

    Pompey Junglist Member Full Member

    Aug 8, 2019
    Maybe they literally voted for a sports personality of the year, rather than discarding anyone whose private conduct and beliefs didn't mirror theirs? You know, like grown ups.
  14. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    I hope so because that will mean Fury may finally get the credit and recognition he deserves from the general public.

    But Fury received far more criticism in the build up to the SPOTY awards after he beat Klitschko than Stokes did last year even though Stokes' conduct was more serious than Fury's.
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  15. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Active Member Full Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    I don't see how Bradley Wiggins has won SPOTY but Froome hasn't.

    That makes absolutely no sense to me at all.