Tyson Fury Wins Two Ring Magazine Awards After Incredible 2018

Tyson Fury was pipped to the 'Fighter of the Year' award from the Ring Magazine but still end up scooping two awards after an incredible 2018.

Undisputed Cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, was crowned the best fighter by the respected outlet following dominant victories over Mairis Briedis, Murat Gassiev and Tony Bellew between enemy lines.

Fury was up for six separate awards and deservedly picked up 'Comeback of the Year' and 'Round of the Year' for his incredible efforts.

Back in April 2017, the Gypsy King had got to 400lbs and was dealing with all sorts of issues such as addiction and mental health issues.

But against all the odds, Fury overcame it all. He made his return in June at the Manchester Arena and by the time his world title with WBC champ Deontay Wilder rolled around, he had got down to a remarkable 256 and a half pounds.

The 30-year old then produced a masterful performance in between the ropes in Los Angeles, including getting up off the canvas in miraculous scenes after being caught flush with a brutal shot from WIlder in the 12th round.

Only the inept scoring from the judges denied him the victory and what would've been the greatest comeback in boxing history.

Still, it's brilliant to see Fury getting the recognition he deserves in the form of these two prestigious awards and cap off a remarkable year for the Wythenshawe fighter.

Here are the rest of the winners:

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