Boxing on the box
Vitali Klitschko vs Odlanier Solis
Saturday 19 March, 8.30pm, Sky Sports HD1
Vitali Klitschko returns to the ring after his battering of Shannon Briggs last year for what is being touted as his sternest test in a long while. The man posing the questions is 30-year-old unbeaten Cuban professional Odlanier Solis. Despite having much less experience, Solis has a storied amateur record behind him, which includes an Olympic gold in 2004 and three World Amateur Boxing Championship titles, plus a scalping over Klitschko tormentor David Haye in the novice ranks. It should make for interesting viewing.
Lucian Bute vs Brian Magee
Sunday 20 March, 2am, Premier Sports TV, Sky channel 433
The super-middleweight champion that does all his fighting in Montreal, Canada, has his debut outing on Showtime and international screens as he takes on Northern Ireland’s Brian Magee. Bute will be out to show the world why he features on the pound-for-pound list, and kick-start the journey to facing the winner of the Super Six and unifying the division.