Boxing Schedule 2021: Matchroom Announces Mega Fights Including Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2

Published 01/16/2021, 3:06 AM EST


The first quarter of 2021 is on the brink of starting with a bang as Eddie Hearn‘s Matchroom boxing has finalized a few mammoth fights. These will be title fights among some strongest names of boxing, promising to be an absolute blinder.

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Here we look at all of those cracking matchups aligned for the coming months.

Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte 2

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The last time this duo met was in August 2020. Therein the Russian Povetkin knocked out Whyte cold in round number 5 of the fight. Whyte lost this golden opportunity to win the WBC interim belt against Povetkin. Since then, he was hungry for a rematch, and finally, he gets a chance to settle his scores.

It schedules this bout for 6th March, and it is even more thrilling than the last one. As both the fighters are waiting to get their hands on the ultimate title and this rematch, they’ll look to settle it for one ultimate time.

This is a high risk, high-rewarding fight for both of them, as the winner of this fight might get on top of contention to bag a title shot.

David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly

Of all the title fights aligned, Avanesyan vs Kelly will be the first fight that is booked for February 20. The pair will compete for the European welterweight title. Something that makes this fight exciting is Josh Kelly’s undefeated reign in boxing. He has a 10-0 record and shows no signs of stopping.

However, facing the highly experienced David Avanesyan will be his toughest test to date. Avanesyan is 26-3 in his professional boxing run, who has marched on to the top by putting extravaganza performances past couple of years. He’ll be ecstatic with this opportunity and will leave no stones unturned to secure the title.

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Lawrence Okolie vs Krzysztof Glowacki

This is one of the most spine-chilling battles of all the recent fights. It’s a fight between a young gun of the sport vs a true and a staunch veteran.

Both of them will compete for a vacant WBO cruiserweight title on March 20.

Okolie is an undefeated fighter who’ll put his prowess to the test in the biggest fight of his life. He is considerably new to the sport with a 15-0 record. Out of his 15 wins, ‘The Sauce’ has crucified 12 opponents with T/KOs. On the flip side, his combatant, Glowacki, is a long-time runner in the sport who exhibits a 31-2 record.

He is coming off a TKO loss in his last fight, which was also for the WBO cruiserweight belt. But this time he’ll look to iron out those mistakes and earn that ultimate prize.

Conor Benn vs Samuel Vargas

Benn vs Vargas will take place on April 10. Wherein the undefeated Conor Benn will walk-in to defend his WBA continental welterweight strap. ‘The Destroyer’ is undefeated in his decorated boxing run with a track-record of 17 wins.

He has defended his belt pretty well in the past and will look to get the job done against the Canadian opponent, Vargas.

But Vargas won’t give it too easy to Benn, as he is coming off a loss in his last fight and is hungrier than ever to add that welterweight strap to his name. He has stuck around the sport for a long while now and possesses a record of 31-6. 

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Josh Warrington vs Mauricio Lara

It sets another cracking of a contest between Warrington and Lara. The pair take each other on for a featherweight bout. Warrington, the IBF featherweight champion, will defend his strap against the sturdy Mexican boxer Lara. Warrington has hung around the sport for a long time and is well-equipped to take this mighty challenge. He exhibits an electrifying record of 30-0, and coming February, he will look to add his 31st win.

On the flip side, his opponent Lara has earned his title shot after marching on to the top with bulk wins. He accepted this mighty challenge and seems ready. The Mexican boxer has a substantial 21 wins with 2 defeats.

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He’ll be curious to put in the hard work of his life to have that gold under his wing.

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All the aforementioned fights seem to be an absolute must-watch that seems to carry immense hype and responsibilities.

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Who will you be rooting for among all the four contests? Let us know.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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