Stag Weekends Weekend Preview 28th April

Aren’t we lucky? Another bank holiday weekend is on the horizon and we can’t wait! No doubt there’ll be a lot of you on stag dos with it being a three-day weekend, but even if you’re not, it’s the perfect excuse to get on the beers!

Nothing accompanies a long weekend better than live sport and there is plenty of that on this weekend! From a heavyweight title fight to a world championship on the line at the Crucible, we’ve got it all covered for you here, so you can plan accordingly. 

HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH

Tomorrow, it’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for. Anthony Joshua takes on Wladimir Klitschko the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles. The fight is set to take place in front of a record-breaking crowd of 90,000 at the Wembley Stadium, in what will be a historic night. 


Joshua is looking to make the step-up to elite level just three-and-a-half years since turning professional. So far, Joshua has a perfect record, winning all of his 18 fights by knock-out. Klitschko has experience on his side though, the 41-year-old is looking to reclaim his crown after losing his last fight to Tyson Fury. 

PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION

We have a full set of Premier League fixtures to look forward to this weekend, with it getting to crunch time at either end of the table. 

Saturday sees relegation threatened Hull City travel to the south-coast to take on Southampton. A win for the Tigers would move them five points clear of relegation trouble, but they will have to rectify their poor away form to do so. 

Swansea City, who sit directly below Hull, face a tough looking trip to Old Trafford Sunday lunchtime to take on Manchester United. Paul Clement will be confident his side can get a result though, especially if Jose Mourinho rings the changes as expected ahead of their Europa League semi-final with Celta Vigo on Thursday. 


Next up on Sunday, league leaders Chelsea take on Everton at Goodison Park. With this looking like Chelsea’s toughest remaining fixture, if Antonio Conte’s side can come through this test unscathed, they will be well on course to claim the title. If they are to slip up, Spurs will be hoping to put on the pressure when they face Arsenal in the North London derby at White Hart Lane. 

And in case you’re out and about wanting to watch the footy, check out which bars we recommend. /blog/wednesday-wisdom-where-to-watch-all-the-footy/ 

RUSSIAN GP

The F1 circuit heads to Sochi this weekend for the Russian Grand Prix. It looks set to be another race that is fought out between Mercedes and Ferrari, as has been the case so far this season.


After three races, Sebastien Vettel leads the way after winning in Australian and Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton, who was victorious in China, will know that he needs to keep up the pace with Vettel and can’t afford to finish behind his rival. 

WORLD FINAL

Over Sunday and Monday, the World Snooker Championship final will be fought out. With the two semi-finals still taking place, we won’t know the finalists until Saturday evening.


At the time of writing this, defending champion Mark Selby has a lead over Ding Junhui and John Higgins leads Barry Hawkins in the other semi-final. With four top-class players, such as these battling it out, we’re all set for a cracking final whatever happens! 


Image Credits: Sky Sports, The Sun, BBC Sport, World Snooker
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Date Posted: Friday 28th April 2017

Author: George Crewe