As February involves a detailed, the 12 months’s boxing calendar continues to return collectively. With that schedule filling up has lastly come the affirmation that Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia will meet on April 22.
Davis introduced in November that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed to the framework of a deal for a struggle in 2023 with Davis solely needing to get by Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7 to make the struggle a actuality. He did precisely that, surviving a troublesome early problem earlier than scoring a knockout to safe arguably the largest struggle in boxing by way of public consideration.
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One long-awaited struggle is within the books, with Tommy Fury edging out a break up determination win in his grudge match with Jake Paul. That Feb. 26 loss was the primary of Paul’s profession and he has indicated that he’ll activate a rematch clause to run the struggle again later within the 12 months.
The schedule additionally took a success with the latest announcement that the deliberate rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin had been postponed because of a Serrano harm. Their first assembly was a Fight of the Year effort in entrance of a wild crowd in Madison Square Garden, making it the largest — and arguably most necessary — struggle within the historical past of ladies’s boxing.
Below is a operating checklist of boxing most important occasions for 2023.
Note: This can be up to date always with adjustments and additions.
March 4Ontario, CaliforniaBrandon Figueroa vs Mark Magsayo
FeatherweightShowtimeMarch 4Culiacan, Mexico
Angel Fierro vs. Eduardo Estela
LightweightDAZNMarch 11Sydney, AustraliaTim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison
Junior middleweightShowtimeMarch 11Liverpool, EnglandCallum Smith vs. Pawel Stepien
Light heavyweightDAZNMarch 18Newfort, EnglandCyrus Pattinson vs. Chris Jenkins
WelterweightDAZNMarch 18Long Beach, CaliforniaGilberto Ramirez vs. Gabe RosadoLight heavyweightDAZNMarch 23MontrealChristian Mbilli vs. Carlos Gongora
Super middleweightESPN+March 25Las VegasDavid Benavidez vs. Caleb PlantSuper middleweightShowtime PPVMarch 25Fresno, CaliforniaJose Ramirez vs. Richard CommeyJunior welterweightESPNApril 1LondonAnthony Joshua vs. Jermaine FranklinHeavyweightTBDApril 1TulsaRobeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe
Interim WBO featherweight titleESPN+April 8Newark, New JerseyShakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro YoshinoLightweightESPNApril 8San AntonioJesse Rodriguez vs. Cristian Gonzalezvacant WBO flyweight titleDAZNApril 8TokyoKenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Jonathan Gonzalez (c)
WBC, WBO, WBA junior flyweight titlesESPN+April 8Carson, CaliforniaSebastian Fundora vs. Brian Mendoza
Junior middleweightShowtimeApril 15LondonJoe Joyce vs. Zhilei ZhangHeavyweightESPN+April 22Las VegasGervonta Davis vs. Ryan GarciaLightweightShowtime PPVApril 22Cardiff, WalesShavkatdzhon Rakhimov (c) vs. Joe Cordina
IBF tremendous featherweight title
DAZNApril 29Arlington, TexasVergil Ortiz vs. Eimantas StanionisWelterweightDAZN
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