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Anthony Joshua backed to have a huge 2017 say bookies

Leading bookmaker Coral make Anthony Joshua their 11-4 favourite to be crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2017. The IBF world champion is 7-1 to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion in 2017 by holding the WBA, WBA, IBF and WBO titles at the same time during the year.

Elsewhere in boxing, David Haye is evens to win a world title next year, Amir Khan is odds-on at 4-7 to pick up one of the four full world titles and the firm go 5-6 that there will be 12 or more British world champions at the end of 2017.

In athletics, Mo Farah is odds-on at 1-2 to win double gold at the London World Athletics Championship in the 5000m and 10,000m events, Katarina Johnson-Thompson is 3-1 to land gold in the women’s heptathlon at the meeting, while Jessica Ennis-Hill is 4-1 to come out of retirement and compete in London.

Joe Root is 6-4 to be the leading England Test runscorer in 2017, the Three Lions are 7-2 to win the 2017 Champions Trophy and England are 9-1 to win all three of their Test series against South Africa, West Indies and Australia.

Rory McIlroy is evens with Coral to win a Major in golf in 2017, England are 10-3 to go unbeaten in rugby union and Ronnie O’Sullivan is 33-1 to complete the Triple Crown in snooker.

“The betting suggests Anthony Joshua could be set for a big 2017 as he is our early favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. We’ve taken a flurry of bets on the IBF title holder becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world next year, while he is the warm favourite to beat Wladimir Klitschko in April at Wembley,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Mo Farah is set to retire after the World Athletics Championship and we make him odds-on to go out on a high in London by winning double gold,” added Hill.

**2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
11-4 Anthony Joshua, 4 Any Murray, 10 Ben Ainslie, 12 Lewis Hamilton, 14 Mo Farah, 16 Rory McIlroy, 25 Alistair Brownlee, 33 Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Gareth Bale, Chris Froome, Johanna Konta, Carl Frampton, 40 Bar

*Athletics

** Mo Farah to win 5000m/10000m double gold in London World Championship
1-2

**A marathon to be run in under 2 hours
6-4

** Katarina Johnson-Thompson to win Heptathlon gold at the London World Championship
3-1

** Jessica Ennis-Hill to compete in London World Championship
4-1

*Boxing

**To win a world title in 2017
4-7 Amir Khan, 8-11 Andrew Selby, Evs David Haye, 5-4 Chris Eubank Jr, 6-4 Luke Campbell, 2 Scott Quigg, 5-2 Jamie Cox,  10-3 Martin Murray, 4 Ohara Davies, Stephen Smith 8 Dereck Chisora, Dillian Whye, 0 Derry Matthews

**Anthony Joshua specials
8-15 To hold a major world title at end of 2017. 11-8 Not to hold a major world title at end of 2017, 3 To have a rematch with Dillian Whye, 7 To hold the WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO titles. 50 To stop Wladimir Klitschko within 60 second in their bout on April 29

**How many British full world champions on December 31st 2017
5-6 Under 11.5, 5-6 Over 11.5

*Cricket

** England to win the 2017 Champions Trophy
7-2

** England to win all 3 Test Series in 2017 (South Africa, West Indies and Australia)
9-1

**Top England Test run-scorer (July 6th – December 31st 2017)
6-4 Joe Root, 7-4 Alastair Cook, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Ben Stokes, 12 Haseeb Hameed, Keaton Jennings, 25 Moeen Ali, 33 Jos Buttler

**Top England wicket-taker (July 6th – December 31st 2017)
5-2 James Anderson, Stuart Broad, 3 Chris Woakes 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Ben Stokes, 10 Steven Finn, 20 Adil Rashid, 25 Mark Wood

*Golf

**To win a Major in 2017
Evs Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, 6-4 Jason Day, 4 Bubba Watson, 5 Henrik Stenson, 11-2 Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, 6 Rickie Fowler, 15-2 Adam Scott, 8 Brooks Koepka, Sergio Garcia, 9 Branden Grace, 10 Hideki Matsuyama, 12 Tiger Woods, 14 Louis Oosthuizen.

*Rugby Union
** England to go unbeaten in 2017
10-3

**British and Irish Lions to beat New Zealand in their series in 2017
10-3

*Snooker
**Triple crown in 2017
33 Ronnie O’Sullivan, Mark Selby, 66 John Higgins, Judd Trump, 80 Neil Robertson

**2016 ATP end of season world number one
10-11 Andy Murray, 11-10 Novak Djokovic, 16 Any other player, 18 Milos Raonic Stan Wawrinka, 33 Rafael Nadal

*Tennis

*Andy Murray specials 2017

**Murray to win Queens Club and Wimbledon Singles Title
7-2

**Murray to reach all 4 Grand Slam Singles Finals
6-1

ENDS

Further contact information:
John Hill 07889 645520