This week we’re taking a break from the RBS 6 Nations. Instead, we’ve rounded up the highlights from the last week including, the David Haye v Tony Bellew fight, the Dubai Tennis Championships and more.
Like always, feel free to join in the conversation and let us know about your favourite sporting event of the week.
david haye v tony bellew
WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew beat the bookies favourite David Haye in his heavyweight debut, on Saturday 4 March at the O2. Bellew’s record now stands at 29 wins and one draw from a total of 32 fights, with the WBC cruiserweight champion hinting at retirement following the victory. Post fight, David Haye underwent surgery for his Achilles injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
Dubai tennis championships
Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in straight sets to win the Dubai Championships Final for the very first time. Last Saturday saw the world number one get off to a slow start, dropping his first two service games. However Murray then fought back to win 6-3 6-2 in one hour and 14 minutes. This was Murray’s first tournament win of 2017, and 45th of his career and extends his lead over Novak Djokovic in the world rankings.
Newcastle falcons v saracens
Saracens winning form continued this Sunday with a bonus point win away at Kingston Park, scoring five tries in an impressive victory against Newcastle Falcons. The winning team saw star player Billy Vunipola make a return after a four month absence due to a knee injury. This win puts them 3rd in the league table, just one point behind Exeter Chiefs. The Aviva Premiership final takes place at Twickenham on 27 May 2017. More info here.
mexico championship – golf
Dustin Johnson wins the Mexico Championship to remain World number one, last Sunday. Johnson’s one shot victory over Tommy Fleetwood comfortably further cements his place at the pinnacle of golf’s elite. Rory McIlroy needed a win and Johnson to finish 4th or worse in order for Rory to regain the top spot. Dustin’s final round 68 was enough to pick the winners cheque of £1.35million.