Cricket, F1, and Boxing Feature
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Big Year for Stokes
The career of Stokes hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but that’s what makes him a personality.
Born in New Zealand before moving to England as a child, the England cricket star comes off an excellent year as captain of the national team.
Cricket might not be a big sport in the United States, but it’s a global sport with millions of followers, especially in England, where the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is awarded.
Stokes, who was given an OBE by the Queen in 2020, won the 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, so he’s back for another tilt at the title.
Las Vegas odds have him at +450 to win, and he’s the only player lower than +1100 in betting markets.
Stokes finished second behind Beth Mead last year, but given their respective achievements since, he’s the clear favorite with good reason.
Money has come for Fury with BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023 odds.
The enigmatic boxer and world champion is one of the biggest personalities in the world, but that doesn’t always guarantee this honor.
However, after opening at +1500, money has come for the Gypsy King, and who wouldn’t love to see him accept the award?
The winning speech could include any number of things: singing Sweet Caroline to calling out his next opponent.
It’s something we would love to see, so if we wish hard enough, sport betting fans could cash in at generous odds.
However, there is one major concern. When nominated in 2021, he told his fans not to vote for him.
“I am the people’s champion and have no need for verification or any awards,” Fury said. “I know who I am and what I’ve done in sport. The love of the people is worth more to me than all the awards in the world. So to all of my supporters: Please don’t vote on this.”
Hopefully, he has a change of heart for the May awards show.
Raducanu Could Serve Up Upset
Emma Raducanu won the 2021 U.S. Open, and despite failing to do anything since, she has been respected in betting markets.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023 Live betting markets could see her continue to firm on the night after shortening to +2300, after sitting at higher than +3000 for most of the betting.
We’re not sure where the money has come from. She has been, without being too harsh, dreadful since breaking through for her first major win.
She split from her coach, suffered injuries, and got rolled in the opening rounds of many lesser-known tournaments. Yet, she remains the darling of British tennis.
We fear that she’s going down the Anna Kournikova path. Kournikova was a quality tennis player as a youngster, but she opted to focus on getting sponsorship deals rather than playing and winning at tennis.
There is a lot of money in endorsements, so we don’t blame either of them. However, if she wants to be respected as a player, she’ll need to start winning soon.
Winning BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2023 would be a shock, but it could pay to follow the market moves.