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.
Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury predictably heads our list of the most anticipated boxing bouts of 2021, with the proposed heavyweight unification match set to break box office records. However, that isn’t the only clash fight fans would love to see this year and we’ve got five eagerly-awaited showdowns.
Following the announcement of six contenders, we’re taking a look at the 2020 Sports Personality of the Year odds to see who is fancied to claim this prestigious award. The winner will be announced on December 20 via a live broadcast from Salford, with voting open to the public during that programme.
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.
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.