Tyson Fury favourite to win Sports Personality of the Year ahead of Jordan Henderson

Fury is favourite to win SPOTY

Tyson Fury has become the early favourite to win BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award. 

Odds on the boxer to take home the prize have been slashed following his win against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday night. 

The Gypsy King absolutely dominated his American opponent at MGM Grand and 95% of all bets in the last 24 hours have been placed on him. 

Previously, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had been tipped to win the award, but Fury now has the shortest odds, falling from 12/1 to 2/1.

Lewis Hamilton, Dina Asher-Smith, Geraint Thomas and fellow boxer Anthony Joshua are also on the bookies shortlist.

The full odds can be seen below: 

Tyson Fury: 2/1

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," an Oddschecker spokesperson said. 

Fury is favourite for Sports Personality of the Year

"With such an accolade comes newfound favouritism to become 2020's Sports Personality of the Year.

"The Gypsy King promised for weeks he would knock the hard-hitting Bronze Bomber out in their hugely anticipated rematch.

"If the new WBC and Ring Magazine champ secures another big victory later in the year, SPOTY will surely be his to lose." 

Fury has never won SPOTY

Should Fury be named Sports Personality of the Year, you can bet his speech will be rather entertaining, given comments he made about the award last year. 

After being snubbed from the nominations list in 2018 and 2019, the British boxer took to Twitter to call the award a 'fix'. 

"This year, two defences of the lineal title in Vegas, WWE fight in [Saudi] Arabia, best selling autobiography, Christmas single with Robbie [Williams], ITV documentary and mental health tour," he tweeted in November. 

"What sports personality has done more this year??? And I won’t get a mention, it’s a fix!!!" 

Well, you'll certainly get a mention this year, Tyson and looking at the odds, it wouldn't be smart to bet against him winning, either. 

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