Stag Weekends Weekend Preview 3rd March
This is a weekend that needs no introduction; the wait is finally over. One of the most eagerly anticipated boxing matches in recent history will take place between David Haye and Tony Bellew on Saturday evening – we can’t wait!
Add into the mix a whole host of other sport, and this might just be the best weekend of the year so far. Allow us to fill you in on all the details of what’s happening; where and when.
As we just mentioned, the wait is finally over for the Haye and Bellew fight; and the two will go face-to-face in the ring at the 02 Arena in London on Saturday evening! Time for all the trash talk to end and for the punches to do the talking.
The ongoing pre-fight verbal spat between the two started out as funny, but has become a little tedious over the last week or so. Haye was even heard shouting “your mum” to Bellew’s camp at one of the midweek pressers. Original insult, David!
Haye has been training for the fight in the luxurious surroundings of Miami, which he claims has allowed him to be the most prepared he’s ever been for a fight. Bellew, on the other hand, has been comparatively slumming it at a gym based in Rotherham.
The Liverpudlian is undoubtedly the underdog for the fight, due to his inexperience of battling at heavyweight. Haye also has far more pedigree at this level, having held the WBA heavyweight title for a long period.
In all honesty, it’s just going to be fun watching two blokes, who hate each other try, do battle. Whether you watch it out at a bar or get the lads round, we hope you enjoy it!
Full fixture list
All the Premier League teams are in action this weekend as we begin to enter the crunch stage of the season.
Saturday sees a key game between relegation strugglers Leicester City and Hull City at the King Power. Last season’s champions put an end to a torrid run with a win over Liverpool on Monday night, and it will be interesting to see if that was just a one-off or if they have turned a corner under caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare.
Fourth plays fifth in the Saturday evening game between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. It seems a long while ago now that Liverpool were serious title contenders, and they are now facing a fight to even get in the top four. Arsenal’s form has also been patchy of late, but they did at least defeat Hull in their last Premier League outing.
The closest challengers to Chelsea are now Spurs and Man City, who are both in action on Sunday afternoon. Spurs host Everton at White Hart Lane and City face a trip to the north-east to take on Sunderland.
League leaders Chelsea travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United on Monday night.
Murray mounts challenge
Andy Murray will face Lucas Pouille in the last four of the Dubai Championships this evening.
The world number one had to come through an epic battle with Philipp Kohlschreiber in the quarter-finals last night. Murray saved seven match points in a second set that went to a mammoth tie break that lasted 31 minutes! It was the longest tie break on the ATP tour since 1991. Incredibly, Murray won the deciding set in less time than the tie break, winning it 6-1.
If Murray can progress past the number seven French seed, he will face either Fernando Verdasco or Robin Haase in the final. Come on, Andy!
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