TYSON FURY came fourth in the BBC’s Sports Personality of the year awards, behind Jessica Ennis-Hill, Rugby League’s Kevin Sinfield and winner Andy Murray.
Since winning the world title against Wladimir Klitschko last month, the controversial heavyweight has attracted criticism for comments on women and gay people. But at the ceremony he said he was sorry.
“If I’ve said anything in the past that’s hurt anybody, I apologise,” Fury declared. “I’ve said a lot of stuff in the past and none of it with intentions to hurt anybody.
“It’s all very tongue in cheek, it’s all fun and games to me. I’m not a very serious kind of person – it’s all very happy-go-lucky with Tyson Fury.”
With 72,330 votes Fury finished ahead of Lewis Hamilton, Chris Froome and Mo Farah.