Tonight sees Carl Froch and George Groves once again go head to head (and fist to fist) in one of the most anticipated boxing events this year. Wembley Stadium will host this epic super middleweight rematch where Froch will be defending his WBA and IBF World titles against his bitter rival Groves.
Boxing aside, there are plenty of other red-hot sporting events coming up in 2014. Which ones will you be watching?
Tour de France
July 5 – July 27
Despite being marred by controversy and drug scandals, the Tour de France still remains the most prestigious and demanding cycling event in the world. For the 101th anniversary, cyclists will cover 3656km starting at Leeds in the UK before the final leg along the historic Champs Elysees. Over the three weeks, fans and followers will be treated to picturesque scenery of the beautiful French countryside, before the triumphant finish through Paris’ famous landmarks.
June 12 – July 13
Without a doubt Brazil is the place to be this summer. From June onwards, Rio de Janeiro will play host to millions of soccer fans supporting their country’s team in the greatest football event on Earth. Eight groups of four countries each will face off over a month of fierce competition and exceptional football skills. Brazil and Croatia are the first teams to kick off on June 12, while England will be up against Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy.
July 23 – August 3
The 2014 Commonwealth Games will take place in Glasgow, Scotland this year. Athletes from 70 participating nations will compete in 17 events such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics, hockey and weightlifting. Glasgow has undergone a major rehaul in preparation for the Games and will definitely be one hot destination to visit this summer.
Italian Grand Prix
September 6 – 8
If you’ve been thinking about a holidays to Italy, then make sure you’re in Milan the first weekend of September. The Italian city of Monza is synonymous with Formula One racing, having hosted every Italian Grand Prix except one since the inaugural race in 1950. The Italian Grand Prix in particular is known for its history, traditions, Ferraris and the fastest circuit ever seen. Just nearby are also the famous cities of Milan and Lake Como, perfect for a spot of retail therapy or luxury living after a weekend trackside!
Dubai World Golf Championships
November 14 – 17
A relatively new competition, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai is the final event in the European Tour Race to Dubai. Held at the ultra-modern Jumeriah Golf Estates, the top 60 players will tee off in the hopes of taking home the US$8 million grand prize. A playground of athletes, celebrities and extravagant spoils awaits you in this Arabian oasis.