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After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down boxing, a series of Top Rank shows “in the bubble” in Las Vegas kickstarted the sport’s comeback. Now, as we get toward the final two months of the year, things are going out with a bang.

A new unified lightweight champion was crowned in October when Teofimo Lopez Jr. shocked many with his unanimous decision win over pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko. Plus, Gervonta “Tank” Davis proved why he may be the most devastating puncher in the lower weight classes with a vicious knockout of Leo Santa Cruz. Plus, Naoya Inoue once again scored a brutal finish, this time over Jason Moloney.

Then in November, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. may have showed us that they still have a thing or two up their sleeves when they fought to a draw in an exhibition match in Los Angeles. The pair of fighters with a combined age of 105, fought hard over eight, two-minutes rounds in the main event of a PPV sure to produce massive numbers. 

Plus, Errol Spence Jr. made his return to the ring with a dominant decision over Danny Garcia to retain his two welterweight titles. 

With three weeks to go in 2020, there’s still some heavy hitters to come. Canelo Alvarez makes his lone appearance in 2020 after months of litigation with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN. The super middleweight champion will look to unify titles with Callum Smith when the two meet in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 19. The day before that, Alvarez’s biggest rival, Gennadiy Golovkin, makes his only appearance of 2020 when he takes on Kamil Szeremeta in Hollywood, Florida.

Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2020 year.

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

Dec. 18Hollywood, FloridaGennadiy Golovkin (c) vs. Kamil SzeremetaIBF super middleweight titleDAZN
Dec. 19San Antonio, TexasCanelo Alvarez (c) vs. Callum Smith (c)Super middleweight unificationDAZN
Dec. 19Uncasville, ConnecticutEmmanuel Rodriguez vs. Reymart GaballoWBC bantamweight titleShowtime
Jan. 2DallasRyan Garcia vs. Luke CampbellWBC interim lightweight titleDAZN



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Canelo Alvarez next fight: Mexican superstar expected to face Avni Yildirim at super middleweight in February

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Canelo Alvarez is ready for his next challenge. The unified super middleweight champion is expected to take on Avni Yildirim — the WBC mandatory challenger — on Feb. 27, Canelo’s trainer and manager, Eddy Reynoso, told Boxing Scene. According to both The Athletic and Sports Illustrated, the fight is expected to take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. 

Alvarez claimed the WBA and vacant WBC super middleweight titles on Dec. 19 with a decision win over Callum Smith in Texas. The pound-for-pound great had been out of action for nearly a year due to the pandemic as well as contractual disputes with Golden Boy Promotions and streaming partner DAZN. Alvarez reached a deal with both in the fall to become a free agent and open up the possibility of fighting whomever he wants. 

Sports Illustrated’s report notes that this is the first matchup in a multi-fight deal between Alvarez and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, who promoted Alvarez’s recent win over Smith. Under this agreement, the expectation is that Alvarez would face Billy Joe Saunders at 168 pounds in May. 

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Yildirim, the 29-year-old from Turkey, has only lost twice as a pro. That includes his most recent bout against Anthony Dirrell in February 2019 when an accident headbutt in the 10th round ended the fight and sent it to the judges’ scorecards. Yilidirim lost on points. His only other loss came in his only other bout against higher-level competition when he was knocked out by Chris Eubank Jr. in 2017.



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Joe Root is backing his young openers to come through the tough initiation of a maiden Test tour of Asia stronger for the experience.

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley both failed to reach double figures in either innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle and both fell to spin, the same spinner in fact, each time.

Sibley got a faint edge to a ball from left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya which drifted in and spun away slightly for a slips catch while on 4 in the first innings before Crawley chipped to mid-off for 9. On 2 in the second innings, Sibley appeared stunned by Embuldeniya’s arm ball which took the top of off stump, and Crawley fell for 8 to an ill-conceived drive taken at gully.

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Colin Cowherd: It’s time for Colts to trade up in draft and find their franchise quarterback | UNDISPUTED

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Colin Cowherd: It’s time for Colts to trade up in draft and find their franchise quarterback | UNDISPUTED | FOX Sports

Colin Cowherd discusses why it’s time for the Indianapolis Colts to go big in this year’s draft to find their franchise quarterback after Philip Rivers’ decision to retire. Hear why Colin believes the Colts should potentially trade up for the Miami Dolphins #3 overall pick after their announcement to stick with Tua Tagovailoa.

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