Boxing continues to thrive in 2021. After a difficult 2020 that saw many stars not compete or compete only once, the new year has seen a number of boxers hit the ring with success. big.
Look no further than the pound for the heavyweight king himself, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican superstar completed his takeover of the super-middleweight division with a Caleb Plant knockout in November to become the first undisputed champion in that division’s history. A tough 12-month run that has seen him land four major wins has made him the consensus pick for Fighter of the Year once again.
And many in the boxing community were taken aback when WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas eliminated legendary Manny Pacquiao to retain the title in August. Even though the fight was fought at the last minute because of an injury to the owner. Unifying Errol Spence Jr., many expected Pacquiao, 42, to be able to run business against the Cubans. Pacquiao then announced his retirement from boxing to focus on running for president in his native Philippines.
Plus, Oleksandr Usyk stunned many with a dazzling performance against Anthony Joshua to win the unified heavyweight championship. Usyk made the decision on the London champion and threw a wrench into any plans for a heavyweight unification fight after Joshua invoked his automatic rematch clause.
As the end of the year approaches, boxing looks set to explode.
Gervonta “The Tank” Davis was back in the big fight at lightweight when he was brought on as a late substitute for Isaac Cruz. Davis, who gained 140 pounds and scored against Mario Barrios this summer, was expected to take over Rolando Romero in the position, but sexual assault allegations forced him out of the event. The day before that, the WBC lightweight crown would be at stake when champion Devin Haney took on Joseph “JoJo” Diaz in Las Vegas. The winners of both matches will be hoping for the next blow to George Kambosos, who stunned with his decision against Teofimo Lopez Jr to take the unified title at £135.
Below is a list of the main events of boxing in 2021.
Note: This will be constantly updated with changes and additions.
|December 4||Las Vegas||Devin Haney (c) vs Joseph Diaz||WBC lightweight title||DAZN|
|December 5||Los Angeles||Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz||Light-weight||Showtime PPV|
|December 11||Carson, California||Nonito Donaire (c) vs Reymart Gaballo||WBC bantamweight title||Show time|
|December 11||New York||Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey||Light-weight||ESPN|
|December 18||Tampa, Florida||Jake Paul and Tommy Fury||Cruiser class||Showtime PPV|
|December 18||Manchester, England||Derek Chisora vs Joseph Parker||Heavyweight||TBD|
https://www.cbssports.com/boxing/news/boxing-schedule-for-2021-gervonta-davis-vs-isaac-cruz-jake-paul-vs-tommy-fury-close-out-the-year/ Boxing Schedule 2021: Gervonta Davis vs. Isaac Cruz, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury ends the year