Boxing

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim: Quick victory for champion

Canelo Alvarez vs Avni Yildirim: Quick victory for champion

Canelo Alvarez gets his wish to stay active when facing Avni Yildirim in Miami and should enjoy a routine defence of his WBA and WBC super-middleweight belts. The Mexican great is one of the top pound-for-pound performers in boxing and arguably the biggest box office draw on the planet.

The 20 biggest pay-per-view fights in history

The 20 biggest pay-per-view fights in history

With several highly-anticipated fights across the worlds of boxing and MMA expected to take place in 2021, there could well be some new records set for the number of pay-per-view buys. We have taken a look at the biggest pay-per-view fights in the history of combat sports so far to set the standard that the next generation of super fights would have to reach.

Joshua vs Pulev: AJ to brush aside Cobra in London

Joshua vs Pulev: AJ to brush aside Cobra in London

Anthony Joshua will hope to stay on course for a mouth-watering clash with Tyson Fury next year by brushing aside Kubrat Pulev at Wembley. The Briton, who also holds WBA, WBO and IBO belts, defends his IBF heavyweight title and is expected to prove a class apart from 39-year-old Bulgarian veteran.

Usyk vs Chisora: Power not enough for Londoner

Usyk vs Chisora: Power not enough for Londoner

Dereck Chisora will need to cause an upset if he is to put himself in the mix for a world title shot in boxing’s heavyweight division by beating Oleksandr Usyk. Chisora has plenty of experience at this level but is very much the underdog as his Ukrainian opponent makes the step up from cruiserweight, where he was an undisputed champion.

Who could be the next Olympic heroes for Team GB?

Who could be the next Olympic heroes for Team GB?

When the International Olympic Committee decided to push Tokyo 2020 back a year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it disrupted the carefully-laid plans of many established athletes who were aiming to peak at the Games. For some British competitors who have yet to reach their full potential though, the delay has provided additional time for them to prepare.

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