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. Now, Alvarez hopes to get a date with Caleb Plant in September to achieve undisputed champion status in the super middleweight division.
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Plus, Filipino legend Nonito Donaire turned back the clock and stopped Nordine Oubaali to reclaim the WBC bantamweight title to close May. Donaire broke his own record for oldest man to win a major championship at age 38. And legendary retired champion Floyd Mayweather went the distance with social media star Logan Paul in their exhibition in June.
Now, we get a loaded June filled with big fights on nearly every weekend. Some of the biggest names in action include Teofimo Lopez Jr., Jermall Charlo, Naoya Inoue, Gervonta Davis and Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Plus in July, the long awaited trilogy bout between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder commences in Las Vegas. The two fought to a disputed draw in their first meeting before Fury unseated Wilder from his WBC championship with a thudding TKO. Now, the two will meet after an arbitrator ruled that Wilder's rematch clause was still valid. The winner will hopefully meet unified titleholder Anthony Joshua later in 2021.
And in August, it's the much anticipated return of Manny Pacquiao when he takes on arguably the biggest test available to him in unified welterweight champion Errol Spence. Pacquiao has been on the sidelines since a sensational decision win over Keith Thurman in 2019 and now looks to do the almost unthinkable in claiming the unified titles at 147 pounds at 42 years old.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2021 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|June 19||Miami||Teofimo Lopez (c) vs. George Kambosos||Unified lightweight titles||Triller PPV|
|June 19||Jalisco, Mexico||Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson Silva||Light heavyweights||PPV|
|June 19||Houston||Jermall Charlo (c) vs. Juan Macias Montiel||WBC middleweight title||Showtime|
|June 19||Las Vegas||Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Michael Dasmarinas||Unified bantamweight titles||ESPN|
|June 19||El Paso, Texas||Jamie Munguia vs. Maciej Sulęcki||Middleweights||DAZN|
|June 26||Atlanta||Mario Barrios (c) vs. Gervonta Davis||WBA junior welterweight title||Showtime PPV|
|June 26||Las Vegas||Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Masayoshi Nakatani||Lightweights||ESPN+|
|July 3||TBD||Chris Colbert vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa||WBA super featherweight interim title||Showtime|
|July 17||TBD||Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Brian Castaño (c)||Junior middleweight unification||Showtime|
|July 24||Las Vegas||Tyson Fury (c) vs. Deontay Wilder||WBC heavyweight title||TBD|
|Aug. 14||TBD||John Riel Casimero (c) vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux||WBO bantamweight title||Showtime|
|Aug. 21||Las Vegas||Errol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Manny Pacquiao||WBC/IBF welterweight title||PPV|
|Aug. 28||TBD||David Benavidez vs. Jose Uzcategui||WBC super middleweight title||Showtime|
|Sept. 11||TBD||Stephen Fulton, Jr. vs. Brandon Figueora||Super bantamweight unification||Showtime|