Joshua Odds On For BBC SPOTY Title

Anthony Joshua - SPOTY

Following his defeat over Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title bout at London’s Wembley Stadium on Saturday, Anthony Joshua is now odds on to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year in December.

The Watford native is now 2/5, having been priced at 6/4 prior to his stunning 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko

…that saw him defend his IBF Heavyweight title and win the vacant WBA strap.

Tennis players Johanna Konta and last year’s winner Andy Murray are Joshua’s nearest rivals in the betting at present at 12/1 apiece with sailor Ben Ainslie priced at 14/1.

2014 winner Lewis Hamilton can be backed at 16/1 to win the crown back while middle distance runner, Laura Muir, is also priced at 16/1.

Rory McIlroy is an outsider at 50/1 with fellow golfer Justin Rose also an outsider for the coveted crown at 66/1.

*Prices correct at time of publication