Punters hope to make Haye with SPOTY gamble


DAVID HAYE is the new 4/1 favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award with Ladbrokes.

The bookies have seen a flurry of bets from punters since confirmation that his long-awaited bout with Wladimir Klitschko will go ahead. Haye is currently 5/4 to defeat the Ukrainian in what he claims will be his final fight before retirement.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “If Haye beats Klitschko his odds will collapse. A Grand Slam victory for Andy Murray would make things interesting but punters have made their move for the Hayemaker.”

Ladbrokes – To win Sports Personality of the Year 2011
David Haye 4/1
Andy Murray 5/1
Jessica Ennis 8/1
Lewis Hamilton 10/1
Alistair Cook 10/1
Lee Westwood 14/1
Andrew Strauss 14/1

Haye vs Klitschko
Haye 5/4, Klitschko 4/7, Draw 28/1

Klitschko to win by KO/TKO 11/8
Klitschko to win on points 3/1
Haye to win by KO/TKO 15/8
Haye to win on points 8/1

Fight to go the distance 7/4
Fight not to go the distance 2/5