Pound for pound king Vasyl Lomachenko and Olympic gold winner Luke Campbell met at the O2 Arena in London on the 31 August 2019, in what was an eagerly anticipated lightweight bout.
It was always going to be a huge ask for Anthony Yarde to head to Sergey Kovalev’s backyard and come away with the victory, but despite the odds being heavily stacked against the Brit, Yarde and his trainer Tune Ajayi remained confident from the minute the bout was announced.
Combat sports have seen several upsets of late, with Andy Ruiz Jr’s surprise victory over Anthony Joshua in boxing a prime example. Well, this weekend it was the turn of the UFC, as UFC 241 saw Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic come together to battle it out for the UFC heavyweight title.
The UFC returned at the weekend, with UFC Fight Night 156 taking place, and as you would expect, there were some fantastic matchups. The event, which took place in the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay, was headlined by Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche, with the Flyweight strap on the line.
Dillian Whyte came through arguably his toughest test just over a week ago when he beat Oscar Rivas by unanimous decision at the O2 to secure the mandatory position with the WBC.
Last Saturday proved to be an excellent night for heavyweight boxing, with Frank Warren’s BT Sports show going down a storm with fans.
On Saturday night Tyson Fury took on the German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas. The Gypsy King was fighting his first fight in Las Vegas after signing a deal with ESPN following his fight with Deontay Wilder.
MMA and other combat sports are some of the most difficult to forever cement your name in their halls of fame. People quickly remember a single defeat or a knockout more often than a string of powerful and undefeated showdowns.
Anthony Joshua is one of the shining lights in British Boxing. The 29-year-old heavyweight professional has had a glowing career to date, winning three out of four major titles in his division. So, the stage was set for another knockout in his debut across the Atlantic – surely?
Alexander Gustafsson will be making his return to the Octagon and he will be hoping for a change in fortune. The two-time light heavyweight title contender will face Anthony Smith in the UFC main event on Saturday.