After an exciting begin to 2023 that includes a number of high-level entries into the Fight of the Year dialogue, however with out lots of the largest names of the game in motion, the boxing schedule actually picked up when Gervonta Davis knocked out Ryan Garcia in an April 22 megafight. The subsequent main combat of the yr goes down on May 6 when undisputed tremendous middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez returns to motion towards obligatory challenger John Ryder.
Ryder is at the moment using a four-fight profitable streak. In his most up-to-date outing, he stopped Zach Parker to win the WBO interim tremendous middleweight title. That put him in line as Alvarez’s obligatory challenger, with the WBO at the moment having precedence within the rotation of different mandatories from different sanctioning our bodies. Alvarez is coming off a September win over Gennady Golovkin, which was his first title protection since turning into undisputed champion.
Alvarez vs. Ryder takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico, marking Alvarez’s first combat in his dwelling nation since 2011.
A significant pound-for-pound showdown was set for May 7, with former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue shifting as much as tremendous bantamweight to problem WBC and WBO tremendous bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton. Unfortunately, Inoue suffered an harm and the combat has been postponed. That combat will now happen on July 25 in Japan.
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The schedule additionally took successful with the announcement that the deliberate rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin had been postponed resulting from 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 most important — and arguably most vital — combat within the historical past of ladies’s boxing.
Taylor will nonetheless head to Dublin on May 20, nevertheless, with affirmation that she would defend her undisputed tremendous light-weight championship towards Chantelle Cameron.
Another undisputed champion shall be in motion on May 20, with light-weight king Devin Haney defending his title towards former unified champion Vasiliy Lomachenko. Haney defeated George Kambosos Jr. to say undisputed standing at 135 kilos and once more dominated Kambosos within the rematch. He now seems to be to face a former prime pound-for-pound fighter to additional cement his place as one of many new members of boxing’s elite skills.
Below is a working listing of boxing foremost occasions for 2023.
Note: This shall be up to date continuously with modifications and additions.
April 29Arlington, TexasWilliam Zepeda vs. Jaime Arboleda
LightweightDAZNMay 6Guadalajara, MexicoSaul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. John RyderUndisputed tremendous middleweight titleDAZNMay 13Las VegasAlberto Puello (c) vs. Rolando RomeroWBA junior welterweight titleShowtimeMay 13Stockton, CaliforniaJanibek Alimkhanuly (c) vs. Steven ButlerWBO middleweight titleESPNMay 20DublinKatie Taylor (c) vs. Chantelle CameronUndisputed tremendous light-weight titleDAZNMay 20Las VegasDevin Haney (c) vs. Vasiliy LomachenkoUndisputed light-weight titleESPN+ PPVMay 27Manchester, EnglandMauricio Lara (c) vs. Leigh WoodWBA featherweight titleDAZNMay 27Indio, CaliforniaAlexis Rocha vs. Anthony Young
WelterweightDAZNJune 1MontrealErik Bazinyan vs. Jose de Jesus Macias
Super middleweightESPNJune 3DetroitClaressa Shields (c) vs. Hanna GabrielsUndisputed middleweight titleDAZNJune 10New York CityJosh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo LopezWBO junior welterweight titleESPNJune 24MinneapolisCarlos Adames (c) vs. Julian WilliamsInterim WBC middleweight titleShowtimeJune 24New York CityEdgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley
Super middleweightDAZNJuly 25TokyoStephen Fulton (c) vs. Naoya InoueWBC, WBO tremendous bantamweight titleESPNAug. 5DallasJake Paul vs. Nate DiazCruiserweightDAZN PPV