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Tyson Fury Becomes Early Favourite To Win BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

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Tyson Fury Becomes Early Favourite To Win BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

Brit superstar Tyson Fury has become the clear favourite to scoop the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, according to bookmakers.

The 31-year-old 'Gypsy King' dominated fierce rival Deontay Wilder last Saturday in Las Vegas to capture the WBC championship.

And bookies have now revealed that they have slashed odds on Fury to take home the award after his sensational exploits against Wilder.

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According to Oddschecker, selected bookies have dropped odds on the Brit to win SPOTY from 12/1 to 2/1.

Fury has now overtaken Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, who has astonishingly dropped to 12/1 odds.

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Oddschecker revealed that 95 per cent of the bets on the new WBC champ came in the last 12 hours after his stunning victory over Wilder.

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F1 star Lewis Hamilton, who finished runner-up to Ben Stokes for 2019's SPOTY, is further behind at 14/1 alongside cyclist Laura Kenny.

Anthony Joshua, who Fury wants to face in a mega-unification match, is currently at 25/1 to win the award.

Posted below are the odds for the favourites to win SPOTY.

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  • Tyson Fury: 5/2
  • Jordan Henderson: 12/1
  • Laura Kenny: 14/1
  • Lewis Hamilton: 14/1
  • Dina Asher-Smith: 16/1
  • Adam Peaty: 20/1
  • Geraint Thomas: 25/1
  • Anthony Joshua: 25/1

"Tyson Fury's ruthless destruction of Deontay Wilder has solidified his claim to being the top heavyweight of his generation -- and with such an accolade comes newfound favouritism to become 2020's Sports Personality of the Year," says Oddschecker spokesman Callum Wilson.

"The 'Gypsy King' promised for weeks he would knock the hard-hitting 'Bronze Bomber' out in their hugely-anticipated rematch, and if the new WBC and Ring Magazine champ secures another big victory later in the year, SPOTY will surely be his to lose."

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Fury was snubbed from the final shortlist in 2018 when he made his sensational return to boxing and clashed with Wilder in their first blockbuster fight.

But the 'Gypsy King' was nominated for Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year for fighting back from his knockdowns.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, BBC, Boxing, Gypsy King

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