Why Sport in general is maybe the best it has ever been.

Sport across the board is very exciting at the minute and I’m going to explain why.

Football


The biggest sporting talking point at the minute is more than likely the race for the title between Leicester and Tottenham. 

This season, the Premier League is the most thrilling it has ever been. Leicester could set a marker for the future by winning the league title having been a team that has spent little to achieve success. 

Tottenham themselves have achieved greatness, having not spent anywhere near the sums of the other London teams as well as the Manchester clubs. 

Manchester City, Chelsea and potentially Manchester United should they get a new manager will be stronger forces next season to challenge Leciester and Tottenham. You should also expect Arsenal and Liverpool to be there or there abouts, not to mention West Ham! 

Next season could be even bigger for the Premier League. The FA Cup has seen further shocks this season as always. 

The Champions League has been a thrilling tournament this year; Ronaldo breaking records left, right and centre, the holders Barcelona being knocked out by Atletico. The promise shown by Manchester City has also added an interesting English story.

The Spanish La Liga is so tight at the top, after again holders Barca have let a 10 point lead slip after Real Madrid ended 39 game unbeaten run.

Upcoming is the Euro’s which look to be a thriller, with a promising England side heading to France. I imagine though, the Germans will triumph again…

Phew, and that’s just football! 

Formula One


After two years of dominance, Lewis Hamilton has had a rough start to the season. Nico Rosberg is 36 points ahead of the Brit, and I imagine Lewis won’t let his title go without a fight.

The Ferrari’s and the Red Bulls look to have promising packages that may shake things up at the top once or twice this season and challenge the dominant Mercedes.

Hold tight for a real dual between the two silver arrow drivers! 

Boxing


The heavyweight division is the best it has been for years. King of the pile Tyson Fury, has a rematch booked with Wladimir Klitschko in a few months time. With Tyson’s motivation being called into question, will he be on the ball enough to beat him once again?

And then there’s the case of recently crowned IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Many, including myself feel that he will one day be the unified champion of the division, but how does he get there?

David Haye, Deyonte Wilder and Fury stand in his way. Haye, having recently come out of retirement will more than likely face Shannon Briggs in September and then a showdown with Joshua seems likely. 

Apart from the heavyweight division the other divisions don’t look so bad either. Khan faces Canelo in May for the middleweight title, Frampton is moving up a weight for a unification showdown. And what next for Kell Brook and James Degale?

UFC


UFC 200 has sparked much interest through the controversies with Conor McGregor and Dana White over the promotions for the event. 

White today announced that a rematch of Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will be the main event on that card. Whilst McGregor looks set to miss out on the UFC’s debut in New York at Madison Swuare Garden (a stronghold of Irish people in America).

This seems slightly unfair on McGregor and what’s worse is that it now looks like he will miss out on a rematch with Diaz at any UFC event let alone UFC 200. White has stated that he will face the winner of Aldo and Edgar that will play out in June.

And when will the return of Ronda Rousey happen? New York?

Some huge months ahead for the UFC and Conor McGregor for sure.

The Olympics


Rio is just around the corner, and after a strong display in London four years ago, many will be expecting more medals to Come from the British team. 

And what is Usain Bolt’s next trick? 

Moto GP


Another facinating motoracing season ahead and this time it’s in Moto GP.

Lorenzo the champion, Rossi and Marquez the challengers. Who will come out on top? Early signs show that it’s wide open, the Honda and the Yamaha bikes seem strong. So surely tight fight to the finish?

Snooker


The World Championships in Sheffield are currently progressing into the semi-finals. And what a tournament it’s been so far! Big favourites Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan have been knocked out alongside many other big names, paving the way for a potential unlikely winner, stay tuned! The rest of the snooker season will surely remain as wide open. 

So that’s it, my roundup of the most exciting time in sport for a long time, especially involving British athletes, and organisations.

Sources: BBC, The Mirror, AJBoxing, Business Insider, Moto GP, Daily Post, 

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