Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport. December 1-7, 2020.
- Spence comeback. Errol Spence Jr (USA) made his boxing comeback over a year after his last fight -and after a car accident recovery- and successfully defended his WBO and IBF Welterweight World titles by defeating Danny Garcia (USA). He was slick and dominating, back to his usual style. A unification with Terence Crawford (USA) is probably the fight that should happen next. Meanwhile in the UK, Billy Joe Saunders (ENG) showed great style to defeat Martin Murray (ENG) and defend his WBO World Super Middleweight Title. Murray announced his desire to retire. (Watch the highlights – DAZN)
- Boe brothers. The Boe brothers, Johannas Tignes and Tarej (NOR) have had a great start of season at the IBU Biathlon World Cup. Johannes Tignes leads the way in the standings after taking bronze in the 12.5 km Pursuit and the 10 km Sprint, won by Tarej. They were also both part of Team Norway, who took the 4.75 km Relay (alongside Christiansen and Laegreid) at the IBU World Cup in Finland. In another winter sport, Marco Odermatt (SUI) and Filip Zubcic (CRO) took the Santa Caterina Valfurva (ITA) Giant Slalom World Cup. (FIS)
- Rising Phoenix. Andrea Shaw (USA) won the IFBB Rising Phoenix World Championship, the most prestigious female bodybuilding event in the World, in Arizona. She will face her rivals again at the Ms. Olympia, in two weeks. Barbend
- Simracing live. Most simracing events have been held online this year but BMW was able to pull off its Sim Racing Live final, with Erhan Jajovski (MKD) taking the BMW M2 CS Racing. He is in a good run and also won the rFactor2 GT Pro Series round at Indianapolis -online- two days later. (Automobilsport)
- Alejandro Sabella passes away. As we close this edition, Alejandro Sabella (ARG), Argentina’s coach at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (runners-up) just passed away, age 66. BeSoccer