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December 7th Is Another Great Day For Sports Fans

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December 7th Is Another Great Day For Sports Fans

Christmas is coming early for sports fans, and it's less than two weeks away, with a great day of football and a great night of boxing coming in 10 days time on December 7th.

Sports fans always have a lot to look forward to around Christmas, especially those English football fans, but a week on Saturday could be a day of early presents.

The day opens with under pressure Marco Silva facing Frank Lampard's Chelsea, who are looking very good at the minute. If Silva manages to stick around till then, a tonking by the Blues could prove to be the Toffees' boss last game in charge.

Later in the day is the first Manchester derby of the season. Pep Guardiola knows his side can't afford to fall further behind Liverpool in the race for the title and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be out to exact some pain on them, counter attacking against City's attacking football could be the ideal game for United.

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As the day sets on the football it begins for the boxing world. We head to Saudi Arabia for Anthony Joshua's first fight since he lost his titles in June.

AJ faces the man who beat him, the first to do so professionally, Andy Ruiz Jr as he tries to win back the world titles the Mexican won to become the country's first world heavyweight champion

Ruiz with all his gold. Image: PA Images
Ruiz with all his gold. Image: PA Images
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Earlier in the night Alexander Povetkin fights Michael Hunter, in another heavyweight clash, in a WBA world title eliminator.

Whoever wins between the Russian and the American will be waiting in the wings to take on the winner of the main event sometime in the future.

On Wednesday Matchroom revealed that Dillian Whyte will also make his return to the ring in Saudi against Mariusz Wach, just over four months after his controversy over a failed drugs test, which he is yet to be sanctioned for.

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Away from the heavyweights former WBA Super-Bantamweight World Champion Scott Quigg takes on Irishman Jono Carroll.

Time Zones mean that boxing fans can make the jump from the card in the Middle East to one in America with WBC Middleweight World Champion Jermall Charlo defending his title against Dennis Hogan.

On the undercard Chris Eubank, Jr. makes his US debut against Matt Korobov in the co-main event for the Interim WBA Middleweight Title.

December 7th is like opening a big present, not those same old socks from your auntie.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Christmas, Boxing News, Chelsea, Manchester United, Andy Ruiz Jr, Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte, Premier League, Manchester derby, Everton

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