Fury Throws Shade at Hamilton
Tyson Fury, in an interview -with Dailymail has thrown shades at F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton about how much recognition he gets in the UK.
After a dominant display against Deontay Wilder in their rematch, the ‘Gypsy King’ received his second ‘Fighter of the Year’ award from Ring Magazine in the US and was also given the award of the ‘Boxer of the Year’ at ABC’s ESPYS but he has never appeared on the Queen's honours list like his rival, Anthony Joshua who has been awarded an OBE.
Fury, speaking to the Mail about the lack of recognition in his own country where, “unlike Lewis Hamilton I live and pay taxes which went up to £9million last year.”
The Gypsy King was on the shortlist for the BBC ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award for a second time in 2020 but he asked to be removed due to controversy that surrounded him the first time.
Fury’s 2015 SPOTY nomination was overshadowed by backlash over comments he made in the past in which he was accused of being sexist and homophobic.
Hamilton won SPOTY in 2020 after matching Michael Schumacher’s record and claiming a seventh Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship triumph and was also knighted by the Queen this year and so his official title is ‘Sir Lewis Hamilton MBE’.
Hamilton, in the past, had waved away questions over his tax affairs, saying “What people don’t realise is that I pay tax here [in the UK], but I don’t earn all my money here.