HEAVYWEIGHT champ Anthony Joshua did not make the highest three of the BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr by 18 votes regardless of being large favorite to win it.
Viewers had been surprised when the highest award went to 50/1 shot Sir Mo Farah, with Joshua having to accept fourth within the public vote.
However in accordance with SunSport readers, the Watford-born boxer ought to have run away with the votes.
SunSport created a ballot titled “Who ought to have gained the Sports activities Character of the Yr?” and readers had been capable of resolve which of the candidates on the shortlist ought to have picked up the celebrated award.
Over 1,200 votes later and an amazing 45 per cent of individuals believed Joshua deserved to be awarded the gong.
Simply 15 per cent picked eventual winner Farah whereas 23 per cent thought four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton ought to have been prime canine.
Joshua, 28, turned the unified heavyweight champion of the world when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko within the 11th spherical at Wembley Stadium in April.
90,000 followers had been on their ft as Joshua retained the IBF belt and in addition bagged the WBA and IBO strap.
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Joshua then retained his world titles when he beat 36-year-old Carlos Takam with a TKO in round 10.
Following the decision to give Farah the gong, Piers Morgan launched a scathing attack on the SPOTY after Joshua’s snub.
He tweeted: “Absolute shambles at the end of #spoty . Congrats anyway to @Mo_Farah on winning (assuming he ever got his well-deserved award) but how on earth did @anthonyfjoshua & @LewisHamilton not make the Top3? The British public’s glittering record of voting insanity continues…”
Northern Ireland’s World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was a shock second, with gold-winning paralympian Jonnie Peacock third.