One has been quietly rebuilding his career, letting his fists do the talking, the other's telling the world he's about to dethrone Zlatan as the most popular sportsman in Sweden. Something's got to give!
Say what you want about Eddie Hearn (and many do), but the promoter certainly knows how to put a card together. From Haye v Bellew, Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, DeGale v Jack, and the possible rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora, 2017 promises to be a stellar year for British boxing.
He may have starred in the latest instalment of the 'Rocky' franchise, 'Creed', but Tony Bellew becoming World Champion back in May had more than a passing nod to the famous fighting series when he lit up Goodison with on his date with destiny. The likeable Scouser puts it on the line once again when he faces the rugged BJ Flores for his WBC Cruiserweight title.
The Manchester Arena. Saturday night. It might not be Vegas but Anthony 'Million Dolla' Crolla is putting it all on the line against Jorge Linares as he bids to become the very first English boxer to be crowned The Ring magazine lightweight champion. It's going to be electric... but who'll prevail?
Undefeated IBF heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua, makes the first defence of his title tonight, facing unbeaten American, Dominic Breazeale at the O2 arena in London. British sensation, Joshua will be looking to extend his perfect record to 17 fights, 17 wins and 17 KO's, although 6 foot 7" Breazeale will have other ideas.
Saturday sees the second fight of David Haye's comeback as he fights the unbeaten Kosovo-Albanian Arnold Gjergjaj at the O2 Arena in London. Can the Hayemaker silence the Cobra, or will Gjergjaj's bite prove deadly?
Ladies and Gentlemen, join us as we get "reaaaaady to ruuuuumble" and run the rule over both fighters in our knockout preview, below:
There are moments of sporting glory that stand the test of time. When one get's older and struggles to recall one's name, those moments are instantly recollectable. Heaveyweight fights, especially those featuring a British fighter and a World Championship belt fall into that category.
Anthony Joshua gets a live one when he tops the bill against former amateur foe Dillian Whyte at Wembley’s O2 Arena on Saturday. Whyte famously dropped Joshua en route to a points win when both men were novice amateurs, and he’s looked supremely confident in the build up.
Mr. Money bags Floyd Mayweather has revealed that papa Mayweather is desperate to see his son fight Amir Khan. It’s not because of his love of the sport, no no, but because he wants to see his son punish and shut Khan up. There’s nothing like a supportive dad right? In case you didn’t know, Mayweather Sr is not only a supportive father but also his trainer. No pressure!