Boxing continues to roll on in 2021. After a tough 2020 that noticed many stars both not compete or compete simply as soon as, the brand new 12 months has seen a handful of fighters already seen ring time with large success.
Look no additional than the pound for pound king himself, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican celebrity has scored a pair of knockouts already, stopping Avni Yildirim with ease in February earlier than one other stoppage of Billy Joe Saunders in Could. Now, Alvarez hopes to get a date with Caleb Plant in November to realize undisputed champion standing within the tremendous middleweight division.
And lots of within the boxing group have been surprised when WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas outpointed legend Manny Pacquiao to retain his title in August. Regardless of the combat being made final minute due to an damage to unified titleholder Errol Spence Jr., many anticipated Pacquiao, 42, to have the ability to deal with enterprise in opposition to the Cuban. Pacquiao subsequently introduced his retirement from boxing to concentrate on a presidential run in his native Philippines.
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Plus, Oleksandr Usyk shocked many along with his dazzling efficiency in opposition to Anthony Joshua to say the unified heavyweight championships. Usyk took a call over the champion in London and threw a wrench into any plans for a heavyweight unification bout after Joshua invoked his automated rematch clause.
The opposite finish of the heavyweight image turned much more clear in October, with Tyson Fury knocking out Deontay Wilder of their trilogy bout, sustaining his standing as WBC and lineal heavyweight champion. Whereas Joshua and Usyk settle issues in an anticipated rematch to start out 2022, Fury will concentrate on defending his title in opposition to the winner of Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin as demanded by the WBC. Whyte and Wallin meet on Oct. 30.
Additionally in October, WBO junior light-weight champion Jamel Herring places his title on the road in opposition to high contender Shakur Stevenson. This marks the most important combat of each males’s careers as execs as Stevenson, 24, will get his first alternative in a large spot.
Beneath is a operating checklist of boxing foremost occasions for the 2021 12 months.
Be aware: This will probably be up to date continuously with adjustments and additions.
|Oct. 15||San Diego||Emanuel Navarrete (c) vs. Joet Gonzalez||WBO featherweight title||ESPN+|
|Oct. 16||Fresno, California||Mikey Garcia vs. Sandor Martin||Welterweights||DAZN|
|Oct. 23||Atlanta||Jamel Herring (c) vs. Shakur Stevenson||WBO junior light-weight title||ESPN|
|Oct. 30||London||Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin||Heavyweights||DAZN|
|Nov. 5||Las Vegas||Mikaela Mayer (c) vs. Maiva Hamadouche (c)||Girls’s tremendous featherweight unification||ESPN+|
|Nov. 6||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Caleb Plant (c)||Undisputed tremendous middleweight titles||Showtime PPV|
|Nov. 13||Phoenix||David Benavidez vs. Jose Uzcategui||Tremendous middleweights||Showtime|
|Nov. 13||Anaheim, California||Jaime Munguia vs. Gabriel Rosado||Junior middleweights||DAZN|
|Nov. 19||New Hampshire||Demetrius Andrade (c) vs. Jason Quigley||WBO middleweight title||DAZN|
|Nov. 20||Las Vegas||Terence Crawford (c) vs. Shawn Porter||WBO welterweight title||PPV|
|Nov. 27||Los Angeles||Ryan Garcia vs. Joesph Diaz||Lightweights||DAZN|
|Nov. 27||Las Vegas||Stephen Fulton Jr. (c) vs. Brandon Figueroa (c)||Tremendous bantamweight unification||Showtime|
|Dec. 11||New York||Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey||Lightweights||ESPN|
|Dec. 18||Scotland||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Jack Catterall||Undisputed junior welterweight title||TBD|
|Dec. 18||Manchester, England||Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker||Heavyweights||TBD|