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Anthony Joshua Got The Dress Code Wrong At Last Night's SPOTY Awards

Anthony Joshua Got The Dress Code Wrong At Last Night's SPOTY Awards

The British boxer - but something was wrong with his dress code

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden

British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua obviously dressed to impress at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards last night.

As it turns out, he didn't win the prestigious UK sports award - which was eventually claimed by Sir Mo Farah.

But while the 28-year-old's hopes of success were dashed in the main event, held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, Joshua may have won the Stands Out Like A Sore Thumb Award.

That's because Joshua seemed like he didn't know the event's dress code - or knew it but didn't care. Either way, he stood out.

Credit: PA

Even though he found himself sat surrounded by people looking smart in suits, the boxer plumped for a black polo neck top and matching trousers instead.

He didn't look bad, of course, but it's a bit embarrassing, isn't it? Like being THAT mate who turns up to a fancy dress party in their usual scruffs.

It didn't affect his chances at the SPOTY Award though, as Britain's most decorated athlete Sir Mo Farah eventually walked away with the prize voted for by the public.

The four-time Olympic gold winner looked overwhelmed when his name was announced.

Mo has had an impressive year, picking up his third consecutive world 10,000m gold in London in August, Followed by a silver in the 5,000m. But despite all his success, he shows no signs of chilling out, and is now concentrating on road races.

He was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace last month, and is now a Sir. Fancy.

Mo scooped the title from 12 contenders - aside from Joshua, he came up against Elise Christie, Chris Froome, Lewis Hamilton, Harry Kane, Johanna Konta, Jonnie Peacock, Adam Peaty, Jonathan Rea, Anya Shrubsole and Bianca Walkden.

Rae scooped second place while Jonnie Peacock finished in third.

Elsewhere, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill won a lifetime achieve award for her amazing dedication to athletics. Accepting the award she said: "I just feel incredibly proud of the career that I've had." She then went on to thank her 'incredible team' and her family for all their support, before getting a bit emotional. Ahh.

Joshua might have better luck next time if he sticks to the rules. Just sayin'.

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