Let’s face it, while there’s plenty of sport going on around the world right now, it’s not quite the same as being there live. In fact, it’s not quite the same watching on the television without fans in the crowd.
Over the past seven months, many major events have been put on hold, some moved to the end of the year, some cancelled altogether. In many instances, the show has gone on, but a large proportion has also been moved to 2021.
That’s making for a real bumper year of sport next year. But what are the events we really shouldn’t be missing out on?
Below you’ll find some of the biggest events to keep your eyes peeled for across 2021.
Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua
Many people are already looking forward to this fight, despite no date having been officially set. The pundits are going crazy for it and bookmakers are even offering odds on it.
Plenty of fans are getting in early and, depending on the type of offer, using free bets to get some good value early before either of them take a fight over the coming months. Fury is set to do that with a December fight scheduled, and currently he’s the favourite to beat Joshua with the bookmakers at 4/7.
Many perhaps feel Anthony Joshua is fallible now after defeating Andy Ruiz and he’s priced at 11/8. Either way, it’s going to be the fight of the year and has the potential to be the greatest heavyweight bout of a generation and one nobody wants to miss out on.
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Of course, we’ll never know, but it would be interesting to know just how different squads may be comparing this year’s squads to next summer as it’s likely there will be a few changes.
How that may change the outcome of Euro 2020, now Euro 2021 is a different matter. It could be one of the best tournaments for some time though with plenty of stars, and a number of nations on the up, including the likes of England, Germany, Netherlands, and Italy, as well as of course France, who are the current World Champions.
It may also be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last major tournament, or at least certainly last European Championship, and we all know he likes to do things in style.
The Olympic Games
The delay of the Olympic Games by a year will have played havoc with many athlete’s training schedules with programs designed over four years so they are in optimum condition in time for the competition. They now have to somehow prolong that to five years, but what that may do is only make some more determined.
It’ll be the first Games without Usain Bolt, but that just leaves the gate open for a new star to step into his shoes.
Among those set to star at Tokyo 2021 includes the likes of Dina Asher-Smith, Simone Biles, and Noah Lyles, who is set to become the USA’s real star in the 200m, while he also has his eyes set on 100m gold in Japan.
The Ryder Cup was initially scheduled for September 2020, but has been rescheduled for the same month next year and gives players plenty of practice time ahead of one of golf’s most exciting tournaments.
It always brings out plenty of passion and is a joy to be in the crowd. Hopefully, that will be the case as Europe takes on the USA at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The Europeans are the current champions, but can it be taken away from them on home fairways?