Fury’s Odds Massively Slashed For SPOTY
Tyson Fury's odds have been massively slashed to win Sport Personality of the Year after last nights fight against Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King started the week 50/1 to win the personal accolade, however, his odds have since been slashed to as short as 4/1.
The bout between Fury and the Bronze Bomber was declared a split draw leaving fans and some pundits furious, as it looked like the Gypsy King had done enough to win.
The scorecards revealed one judge somehow scored the fight 115-111 in the Americans favour, awarding him all of the opening four rounds.
While, the other judges scored it 114-110 in Fury's favour and draw at 113-113.
The Gypsy King was knocked down twice in the fight, however, he soildered back to his feet twice in the unbelievable heavyweight bout.
The 30-year-old has had a remarkable year coming back to the sport following a battle with depression and alcohol and drug related problems, the latter leading to a ban.
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The fight might not have had a fairy tale ending for Fury as Wilder remains WBC heavyweight champion, although he has definitely become a champion of the people which has resulted in the odds drop.
The British boxer came fourth for SPOTY in 2015 and is now the fourth favourite to win it later this month.
Geraint Thomas, who won the Tour de France earlier this year, is 7/4 favourite to win the award, while Tottenham striker Harry Kane is next line at 2/1 after winning the World Cup Golden Boot as England progressed to the semi-final.
Lewis Hamilton (4/1) is also in the race after he won his fifth Formula One World Championship last week.
Alastair Cook can be backed at 16/1 to win the trophy after he announced his England retirement after 12 years at the crease.
Cook is England's most-capped player and captained the team in a record 59 tests and 69 one day internationals, he is also their leading run-scorer in test cricket.
Meanwhile, Northern Irish motorcycle racer Jonathan Rea is 33/1 after he won his fourth successive Superbike World Championship.
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