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Boxing continues to roll on in 2021. After a rough 2020 that saw many stars either not compete or compete just once, the new year has seen a handful of fighters already seen ring time with big success.

Look no further than the pound for pound king himself, Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican superstar has scored a pair of knockouts already, stopping Avni Yildirim with ease in February before another stoppage of Billy Joe Saunders in May.

And many in the boxing community were stunned when WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas outpointed legend Manny Pacquiao to retain his title in August. Despite the fight being made last minute because of an injury to unified titleholder Errol Spence Jr., many expected Pacquiao, 42, to be able to take care of business against the Cuban. Pacquiao subsequently announced his retirement from boxing to focus on a presidential run in his native Philippines. 

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Plus, Oleksandr Usyk shocked many with his dazzling performance against Anthony Joshua to claim the unified heavyweight championships. Usyk took a decision over the champion in London and threw a wrench into any plans for a heavyweight unification bout after Joshua invoked his automatic rematch clause.

In October, WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring puts his title on the line against top contender Shakur Stevenson. This marks the biggest fight of both men's careers as pros as Stevenson, 24, gets his first opportunity in a massive spot.

Then in November, Canelo Alvarez looks to make good on unifying all four titles at 168 pounds when he takes on Caleb Plant on Showtime PPV. Alvarez already owns three of the four belts and looks to secure the IBF from Plant in this sensational showdown. A win for Alvarez would also all but lock up yet another Fighter of the Year award.

Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2021 year.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

DateLocationMain eventWeightclass/titleNetwork
Oct. 23AtlantaJamel Herring (c) vs. Shakur StevensonWBO junior lightweight titleESPN
Oct. 30Las VegasJamal James (c) vs. Radzhab ButaevWBA "regular" welterweight titleShowtime
Nov. 5Las VegasMikaela Mayer (c) vs. Maiva Hamadouche (c)
Women's super featherweight unificationESPN+
Nov. 6Las VegasCanelo Alvarez (c) vs. Caleb Plant (c)Undisputed super middleweight titlesShowtime PPV
Nov. 13PhoenixDavid Benavidez vs. Jose UzcateguiSuper middleweightsShowtime
Nov. 13Anaheim, CaliforniaJaime Munguia vs. Gabriel RosadoJunior middleweightsDAZN
Nov. 19New HampshireDemetrius Andrade (c) vs. Jason QuigleyWBO middleweight titleDAZN
Nov. 20Las VegasTerence Crawford (c) vs. Shawn PorterWBO welterweight titlePPV
Nov. 27Los AngelesRyan Garcia vs. Joesph DiazLightweightsDAZN
Nov. 27Las VegasStephen Fulton Jr. (c) vs. Brandon Figueroa (c)Super bantamweight unificationShowtime
Dec. 11New YorkVasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard CommeyLightweightsESPN
Dec. 18ScotlandJosh Taylor (c) vs. Jack CatterallUndisputed junior welterweight titleTBD
Dec. 18Manchester, EnglandDerek Chisora vs. Joseph ParkerHeavyweightsTBD