Boxing will continue in 2021. After a difficult 2020, many stars either do not participate in the competition or only participate in one competition. In the new year, a few boxers have achieved great success.
Look at the king of British pounds himself, Canelo Alvarez (Canelo Alvarez). The Mexican superstar has scored two knockout games, easily blocked Avni Yildirim in February, and then blocked Billy Joe Saunders again in May. Now, Alvarez hopes to date Caleb Plant in September to gain undisputed title status in the super middleweight division.
When WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas defeated the legendary Manny Pacquiao (Manny Pacquiao) in August to keep his title, many in the boxing world were stunned. Although the fight was fought at the last minute due to the injury of Errol Spence Jr., the unifying title, many people hope that the 42-year-old Pacquiao can handle business with the Cuban. Now, Pacquiao’s future is full of uncertainty.
Now, when we turn to September, with the legendary Oscar De La Hoya returning to the boxing ring, on September 11th in Las Vegas with the great Vito Belfort of MMA (Vitor Belfort) Contest, another celebrity battle became the focus. The 48-year-old De La Hoya has not participated in a professional game since losing to Manny Pacquiao in the knockout round in December 2008. Therefore, this game will have special rules, including a two-minute round. The 44-year-old Belfort will make his boxing ring debut in 2006. This is his second appearance.
The heavyweights will shine in the fall, and all the major players are in action. First of all, when unified champion Anthony Joshua clashed with former undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usek at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, he was back. Joshua had always hoped to have an undisputed contest with WBC champion Tyson Fury earlier in the summer, but as Fury dealt with his own negotiation issues, the negotiations broke down.
Despite the delay due to COVID-19, Fury and Deontay Wilder will finally resolve their competitive score when they meet in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in October. After Wilder won the arbitration award, the game was originally scheduled for July 24, allowing him to participate in the third game. But Fury tested positive for COVID-19 during the training camp and delayed the date by nearly three months.
The following is a running list of major boxing events in 2021.
Note: This will be continuously updated as changes and additions are made.
|September 4||Leeds, United Kingdom||Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara||Featherweight||DAZN|
|September 10||Tucson, Arizona||Oscar Valdez (c) vs. Robson Conceicao||WBC Junior Lightweight Championship||To be determined|
|September 11||Las Vegas||Oscar De La Hoya Vitobelfort||Special exhibition||Vibrato PPV|
|September 18||Las Vegas||Stephen Fulton Jr. (c) vs. Brandon Figueroa (c)||Super lightweight uniform||show time|
|September 25||London||Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk||Unified heavyweight title||DAZN|
|October 9||Las Vegas||Tyson Fury (c) vs. Deontay Wilder||WBC Heavyweight Championship||ESPN/Fox PPV|
|October 23||Atlanta||Jamel Herring (c) vs. Shakur Stevenson||WBO Junior Lightweight Championship||ESPN|
|November 6||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez (c) and Caleb Plant (c)||The undisputed super middleweight champion||PPV|
|December 18||Scotland||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Jack Catroll||The undisputed junior welterweight champion||To be determined|