Hatton fight's 16 hours before the show so might be too late even if he does win the fight . He gets my vote anyway.
EDIT. Just realised the public vote on the night
Shortlist advised on 30th November - from the beeb:
British sport stars celebrated a triumphant treble at the weekend with individual victories in three high-profile events.
Boxer Joe Calzaghe was on top of the world, new mum Paula Radcliffe claimed the New York Marathon and Justin Rose became Europe's number one golfer.
Bookmakers slashed their odds on being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and debate is raging over who should win the coveted prize.
Calzaghe is proving particularly popular with punters, and is as low as 5-1 third favourite with one bookie.
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton remains favourite, although Ricky Hatton has a big fight on the eve of the award, and the Euro 2008 football qualifiers are coming to a climax.
Here, we look at the current Sports Personality front-runners, but remember these are just the bookies' views.
The shortlist of 10 contenders will be announced on 30 November, with a public vote for the winner on the night of the show - Sunday 9 December.