Sports Personality of the Year 2016
He may only be 24 but the UK’s newest heavyweight championship, Anthony Joshua, has already been installed as Bet365’s favourite for the 2016 Sports Personality of the Year at the restrictive odds of 3/1.
Joshua is likely to come up against stiff competition in the guise of Danny Willett who was the surprising winner of the US Masters – at 4/1 – sharing the second favourite position with Leicester’s City FC’s Jamie Vardy.
With boxing up against golf and football, its looking like this years awards might be more competitive than usual. Lewis Hamilton will probably have to do wonders to get close, whilst Andy Murray will have to win Wimbledon to get a sniff.
A Brief History
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year was established back in 1954 and consisted of just the one main award. However, its since evolved into a full blown awards ceremony that takes place annually in the December and includes awards for teams, overseas personalities, lifetime achievements and young sportsperson of the year.
The last 6 winners were:
2010 AP McCoy
2011 Mark Cavendish
2012 Sir Bradley Wiggins
2013 Andy Murray
2014 Lewis Hamilton
2015 Andy Murray