Bermuda January 2, 2007

Leverock named sports personality of the year

Dwayne Leverock, Bermuda’s supersized spinner, and Teresa Perozzi - the boxer who defended her world title twice while running a business and raising her son - are the Bermuda Sun's sports personalities of the year for 2006.

Dwayne Leverock, Bermuda’s supersized spinner, and Teresa Perozzi - the boxer who defended her world title twice while running a business and raising her son - are the Bermuda Sun's sports personalities of the year for 2006.

Both have faced public and media scrutiny away from the sports arena, but have proved their critics wrong where it counts - on the pitch and in the ring. Leverock's battle with his weight and Perozzi's ability to juggle work, family and intense periods of training have endeared them to the public.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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