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.
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.
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 19Jalisco, MexicoJulio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson SilvaLight heavyweightsPPVJune 19HoustonJermall Charlo (c) vs. Juan Macias Montiel
WBC middleweight titleShowtimeJune 19Las VegasNaoya Inoue (c) vs. Michael DasmarinasUnified bantamweight titlesESPNJune 19El Paso, TexasJamie Munguia vs. Maciej SulęckiMiddleweightsDAZNJune 26AtlantaMario Barrios (c) vs. Gervonta DavisWBA junior welterweight titleShowtime PPVJune 26Las VegasVasiliy Lomachenko vs. Masayoshi NakataniLightweightsESPN+July 3TBDChris Colbert vs. Yuriorkis Gamboa
WBA super featherweight interim titleShowtimeJuly 17TBDJermell Charlo (c) vs. Brian Castaño (c)
Junior middleweight unificationShowtimeJuly 24Las VegasTyson Fury (c) vs. Deontay WilderWBC heavyweight titleTBDAug. 14MiamiTeofimo Lopez (c) vs. George Kambosos
Unified lightweight titlesTriller PPVAug. 14TBDJohn Riel Casimero (c) vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux
WBO bantamweight titleShowtimeAug. 21Las VegasErrol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Manny PacquiaoWBC/IBF welterweight titlePPVAug. 28TBDDavid Benavidez vs. Jose Uzcategui
WBC super middleweight titleShowtimeSept. 11TBDStephen Fulton, Jr. vs. Brandon Figueora
Super bantamweight unificationShowtime