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Huge Overnight Surge In Support For Tyson Fury To Be Named BBC Sports Personality Of The Year

Tyson Fury serenades the press conference after his fight with Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury serenades the press conference after his fight with Deontay Wilder

The odds have been slashed on Tyson Fury to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award following his brave performance overnight in Los Angeles.

His explosive bout with Deontay Wilder ended in a draw though many thought Fury had done enough to take the fight on points.

But even before the fight, many people's perception of Fury had been changed because of his incredibly moving interviews when he spoke about his battles with addiction and depression. He pledged to give away his prize money to charity if he won and by the time of the fight, Fury had won over even his harshest of critics.

His performance against Wilder was one which inspired and impressed boxing fans all over the world.

History shows us that those sport stars who are not afraid to show their human side have done well in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Fury also has the advantage of being "fresh" in the public conscience given his fight was so close to the ceremony.

Overnight, Fury's odds came in to 4/1 with some bookmakers, second behind current favourite, England World Cup hero Harry Kane. Other candidates for the prestigious prize include retiring England cricket captain Alastair Cook and athlete Dina Aher-Smith. There is also plenty of support for F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton and cyclist Geraint Thomas.

This year's Sports Personality of the Year show comes from Birmingham on December 16 and unlike in previous years, the shortlist will only be revealed on the night.

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