2021 is proving to be a massive year in boxing with Anthony Joshua set to meet Tyson Fury in a heavyweight unification fight later this summer.
The hotly-anticipated bout between Joshua and Fury will crown the first undisputed heavyweight world champion of the four-belt era.
But before that showdown there is plenty of action to look forward to, with attention this weekend on Joshua Buatsi’s meeting with Daniel Blenda Dos Santos at Manchester’s AO Arena.
Ringwalks for the main event are expected at approximately 10pm BST on Saturday, May 15th.
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Despite no official confirmation regarding the finer details of Joshua’s meeting with Fury, Eddie Hearn has told Sky Sports he expects the fight to go ahead on “August 7th [or] August 14th”.
He added: “I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum [Fury’s US promoter] has already done it.”
Elsewhere, Canelo Alvarez will likely have a date with Caleb Plant later this year as he bids to unify the super middleweight division.
The pound-for-pound king has already stopped Avni Yildirim and Billy Joe Saunders in 2021 and will now have his sights set firmly on Plant’s IBF strap to clinch undisputed status.
Major upcoming fights
Joshua Buatsi vs Daniel Blenda Dos Santos (Light-Heavyweight)
Gamal Yafai vs Jason Cunningham (European Super-Bantamweight Title)
Lerrone Richards vs Giovanni De Carolis (European Super-Middleweight Title)
Tommy McCarthy vs Alexandru Jur (European Cruiserweight Title)
Luis Nery vs Brandon Figueroa (WBC Super-Bantamweight Title)
Jose Ramirez vs Josh Taylor (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Super-Lightweight Titles)
Devin Haney vs Jorge Linares (WBC Lightweight Title)
Nordine Oubaali vs Nonito Donaire (WBC Bantamweight Title)
Daniel Dubois vs Bogdan Dinu (WBA ‘Interim’ Heavyweight Title)
Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr (WBA, WBC ‘Franchise’, IBF & WBO Lightweight Titles)
Evander Holyfield vs Kevin McBride (Weight TBC, Exhibition)
Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul (Exhibition, Weights TBC)
Jean Pascal vs Badou Jack II (WBA ‘Regular’ Light-Heavyweight Title)
Jarrett Hurd vs Luis Arias (Weight TBC)
Chad Johnson vs Opponent TBC (Exhibition, Weights TBC)
Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremiah Nakathila (WBO ‘Interim’ Super-Featherweight Title)
Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas (WBA & IBF Bantamweight Titles)
Jermall Charlo vs Juan Macias Montiel (WBC Middleweight Title)
Jaime Munguia vs Maciej Sulecki (Middleweight)
Bektemir Melikuziev vs Gabriel Rosado (Super-Middleweight)
Gervonta Davis vs Mario Barrios (WBA ‘Regular’ Super-Lightweight Title)
Erickson Lubin vs Jeison Rosario (Super-Welterweight)
Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani (Lightweight)
Oscar De La Hoya vs Opponent TBC (Weight TBC, Exhibition)
Chris Colbert vs Yuriorkis Gamboa (WBA ‘Interim’ Super-Featherweight Title)
Jermell Charlo vs Brian Castano (WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO Super-Welterweight Titles)
John Riel Casimero vs Guillermo Rigondeaux (WBO Bantamweight Title)
David Benavidez vs Jose Uzcategui (Super-Middleweight)
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