World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will not be attending the British Sports Awards to be held in London on December 17, the Sports Journalists' Association has confirmed.

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury

Controversial boxer Tyson Fury

The Brit's invitation to the awards ceremony was withdrawn after he threatened Oliver Holt, chief sports writer at the Mail on Sunday.

During an interview with Holt, the 27-year-old made comments about women and homosexuality that have since caused a storm of controversy.

According to the Mail, Fury was filmed making threats against Holt after the story's publication, telling the writer that he will "hit the deck".

"See 'big Shane' there? He's 6ft 6in and 25 stone. He's going break his [Holt's] jaw completely with one straight right hand. I won't do it as I'll get in trouble but the big fella there will annihilate him," said Fury.

"Oliver, take a good look at him because that's the face you're going to see before you hit the deck.

"[Turning camera to another member of his team] And that's the face you're going to see when he's jumping on your head."

The Sports Journalists' Association, who organise the British Sports Awards, has withdrawn Fury's invitation after these threats made against one of their members.

A spokesman for the SJA said: "We are aware of threats made by Tyson Fury against one of our members, and therefore feel that it would be incompatible with the nature of our event, or the interests of our members, our other guests and our sponsors, for us to continue to extend a welcome to Tyson Fury to our awards next week."