Boxing Guru’s Noah Abrahams previews the three biggest fights of 2021.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury


The most anticipated bout of 2021 is undoubtedly the all British world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. The two Englishman dominate the division, and both believe that they are the best of their generation.

Joshua and Fury are currently negotiating two fights this year; however, fans might have to wait until the start of the summer for the first blockbuster battle.

AJ has welcomed a bout on home soil. The Watford-born world champion set a post war record for the crowd he attracted when he beat Vladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Whilst Covid will now dictate attendance, venue and revenue, boxing fans will still expect the event to take place in the UK.

Between the two boxers, Fury holds the WBC world title and Joshua the IBF, WBO and WBA belts. History could be made as the two countrymen compete in perhaps, the richest fight of all time.

Boxing longs for this potentially legendary match-up. Here’s what those heavily involved have to say:

Anthony Joshua

“I feel, for me, I’m not too fussed where it is. I just want to get the fight, because there’s so much variables, and so much for me to look at. Where is it going to be? Is he going to take the fight? Have I got a mandatory?

“I’ve just stripped it all back now and stopped dealing with that stuff. I’ve just said, ‘Let me just fight Tyson Fury wherever it is, whatever time it is.’”

Tyson Fury

“This fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen.

“Momentum is with me and I just believe I take him out early, very early. Maybe even one round, two rounds.”

Eddie Hearn

“Both camps have a responsibility to maximise the revenue for their biggest fight – this is the pinnacle of their careers, the biggest moment, nothing will ever beat it.

“At the same time, we all recognise this is two Brits fighting for the undisputed championship of the world. If there is a way to do it in the UK? Fantastic.”


Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford

Potentially the biggest welterweight bout in recent times, 2021 might well be the year where boxing fans finally get what they want – Errol Spence vs Terence Crawford.

Both unbeaten men could come face to face as Crawford puts his WBO belt on the line against Spence and his WBC and IBF titles.

The two athletes will go to war off the back of notable victories as they likely come together in the States. November 2020 saw Kell Brook beaten by technical knockout as Crawford stopped the Brit in round four. In December 2020, Spence beat Danny Garcia courtesy of a unanimous decision in his favour.

Both men have promised to knock each other out and Spence even proposed a $100,000 bet.

Spence exclusively told Boxing Guru that a fight with Crawford will go ahead.

Errol Spence

“I think that it will be a classic fight.

“It’s a legacy-defining fight.

“I just feel that it’s a legendary fight that people would talk about for a long time. I think a lot of young boxers would watch the fight and remember it.

“I think we both have the skills; both have the talent, and both have the will. I feel like I’d beat Crawford and outpunch him.

“If that Russian dude [Egidijus Kavaliauskas] can knock him down, then I have a great chance of stopping him.

“I respect his skills, but I’d definitely stop him, especially with how focused I am right now. We are going to fight. It will happen for sure. Real talk.”

Gervonta Davis vs Teofimo Lopez


A world lightweight title fight like never before awaits, but who will become the greatest of his generation?

Boxing fans are desperate to see the current unified lightweight world champion, Teofimo Lopez defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring magazine titles against the WBA world light and super featherweight champion, Gervonta Davis.

Following his sensational triumph over Vasyl Lomachenko last month, Lopez (the now unified lightweight world champion) has entered the most respected of pound-for-pound lists.

Davis is in fine form himself. Knocking out Leo Santa Cruz in October 2020, could ‘Tank’ now go on to stop ‘The Takeover?’

Teofimo Lopez

“For anyone that’s trying to be in the pound-for-pound list alongside me, you have to beat somebody that is not a cab driver, that is not a tomato can and that actually has a pulse.

“They tried to put Davis on the pound-for-pound list. Hell no!”


Author – Noah Abrahams


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