Boxing schedule for 2021: Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson, Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin on tap

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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 November to achieve undisputed champion status in the super middleweight division.

And many in the boxing community were stunned when WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas outpointed legend Manny Pacquiao to retain his title in August. Despite the fight being made last minute because of an injury to unified titleholder Errol Spence Jr., many expected Pacquiao, 42, to be able to take care of business against the Cuban. Pacquiao subsequently announced his retirement from boxing to focus on a presidential run in his native Philippines. 

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Plus, Oleksandr Usyk shocked many with his dazzling performance against Anthony Joshua to claim the unified heavyweight championships. Usyk took a decision over the champion in London and threw a wrench into any plans for a heavyweight unification bout after Joshua invoked his automatic rematch clause.

The other end of the heavyweight picture became even more clear in October, with Tyson Fury knocking out Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout, maintaining his status as WBC and lineal heavyweight champion. While Joshua and Usyk settle things in an expected rematch to start 2022, Fury will focus on defending his title against the winner of Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin as demanded by the WBC. Whyte and Wallin meet on Oct. 30.

Also in October, WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring puts his title on the line against top contender Shakur Stevenson. This marks the biggest fight of both men’s careers as pros as Stevenson, 24, gets his first opportunity in a massive spot.

Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2021 year.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

Oct. 15 San Diego Emanuel Navarrete (c) vs. Joet Gonzalez WBO featherweight title ESPN+
Oct. 16 Fresno, California Mikey Garcia vs. Sandor Martin Welterweights DAZN
Oct. 23 Atlanta Jamel Herring (c) vs. Shakur Stevenson WBO junior lightweight title ESPN
Oct. 30 London Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin Heavyweights DAZN
Nov. 5 Las Vegas Mikaela Mayer (c) vs. Maiva Hamadouche (c) Women’s super featherweight unification ESPN+
Nov. 6 Las Vegas Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Caleb Plant (c) Undisputed super middleweight titles Showtime PPV
Nov. 13 Phoenix David Benavidez vs. Jose Uzcategui Super middleweights Showtime
Nov. 13 Anaheim, California Jaime Munguia vs. Gabriel Rosado Junior middleweights DAZN
Nov. 19 New Hampshire Demetrius Andrade (c) vs. Jason Quigley WBO middleweight title DAZN
Nov. 20 Las Vegas Terence Crawford (c) vs. Shawn Porter WBO welterweight title PPV
Nov. 27 Los Angeles Ryan Garcia vs. Joesph Diaz Lightweights DAZN
Nov. 27 Las Vegas Stephen Fulton Jr. (c) vs. Brandon Figueroa (c) Super bantamweight unification Showtime
Dec. 11 New York Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Richard Commey Lightweights ESPN
Dec. 18 Scotland Josh Taylor (c) vs. Jack Catterall Undisputed junior welterweight title TBD
Dec. 18 Manchester, England Derek Chisora vs. Joseph Parker Heavyweights TBD

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