When it was first announced that the biggest crossover boxing match of all time was set to be hosted in Manchester, there were more than a few eyebrows raised. Most observers wondered why London wasn’t chosen.

While it may be a valid question, the reality is that the United Kingdom no longer needs to solely rely on London to entertain the world as Manchester is more than capable of doing so, and dare we say, even better at doing it nowadays.

Boxing’s biggest show comes to Manchester

Ultimately, this is why the city was selected to stage what is tipped as potentially being the highest-grossing pay-per-view crossover boxing bout to ever take place. The match in question is on October 14th at the impressive AO Arena and will feature YouTuber Logan Paul who goes head-to-head with former Bellator MMA star Dillon Danis.

It is a match-up that has captured the attention of fight fans and it’s easy to understand why when you consider that the latest Logan Paul v Dillon Danis betting odds actually make the YouTuber the favourite at a price of 1/7 to win.

Whatever ends up happening on the night of this intriguing clash, the thousands of supporters in attendance will also get to see why most people are skipping London in favour of the City of Manchester.

Without question, Manchester is one of the best nights out in the whole of the UK and a city more than capable of putting on a show-stopping display for the world.

The sound of music

Indeed, having been the birthplace of the Stone Roses, Oasis, The Smiths, and Joy Division, this is a city that has given the world some of the best music acts to ever grace a stage. This rich music heritage means that down virtually every street corner, you will find the next emerging stars performing in an intimate venue.

The unbeatable hospitality and charm of the north

Of course, the city’s unmatched music culture is not the only reason why Manchester is beginning to rival London’s entertainment offerings. The diverse range of bars, clubs, and restaurants ensures there’s something to match everyone’s tastes.

Away from the next big sound in music and the mouthwatering foodie scene, Manchester’s endless charm is reflected in its architecture which comes to life at night as the city lights up.

Stroll these iconic streets and you’ll find captivating architectural styles that encompass Victorian and Neo-Gothic influences, as well as stirring reminders of Manchester’s fabled industrial past.

So often, a breathtaking backdrop makes for an unforgettable night and you’ll undoubtedly feel an atmosphere that is hard to put your finger on when you make your way around Manchester. To that end, the ease with which you can get around the city sees Manchester score high marks in the race to be crowned the entertainment capital of the UK.

At least, being able to walk virtually everywhere thanks to the compact layout of the city gives you the chance to visit more places on one night than you ordinarily would elsewhere. In the event you do begin to tire but still feel that the night is young, an efficient Metrolink tram will take you where you need to be.

The secret is out

As you can see, Manchester is undoubtedly now a serious contender for the best night out in the UK. With the city hosting the most exciting sporting events, while being able to offer the best music and food all within touching distance of one another, it’s no surprise that Manchester is now the go-to place in the UK for a good time.