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Lopez, Frampton and Fury-Joshua: our experts predict what we will have to look forward to in the ring in 2021

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Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could do battle on two occasions in 2021 (PA)

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could do battle on two occasions in 2021 (PA)

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could do battle on two occasions in 2021 (PA)

ON the back of a tough year for every sport, our star columnist CARL FRAMPTON and boxing correspondent DAVID KELLY make their predictions for an exciting 2021, which will hopefully see the return of sell-out crowds to the sport.

Three stars who will shine

Carl Frampton

Teofimo Lopez: Lopez is well known within boxing circles and 2020 was his breakout year because of his victory over Vasyl Lomachenko, but over the next 12 months he could become an absolute superstar. There are many big fights that could be made and near the end of the year I would love to see him move up to light-welterweight. Josh Taylor will face Jose Ramirez for the four belts and then the winner meets Jack Catterall. Whoever wins that could face Lopez in a massive battle.

Gervonta Davis: Davis has been a big name for a while in boxing and the victory over Leo Santa Cruz raised his profile even more, though he was expected to win. This year he can become a huge star if the right fights are made. Devin Haney, Ryan Garcia and Vasyl Lomachenko can all provide the platform for him to really take off. 


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