At the halfway level of March, the 12 months’s boxing calendar continues to come back collectively. With that schedule filling up has lastly come the affirmation that Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia will meet on April 22. Though that’s not the one huge struggle set for the primary half of the 12 months.
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 tricky early problem earlier than scoring a knockout to safe arguably the most important struggle in boxing when it comes to public consideration.
A significant pound-for-pound showdown is about for May 7, with former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue transferring as much as tremendous bantamweight the place he’ll problem WBC and WBO tremendous bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton.
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The schedule additionally took a success with the current announcement that the deliberate rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin had been postponed because of a Serrano damage. 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 essential — struggle within the historical past of ladies’s boxing.
Taylor will nonetheless head to Dublin on the May 20 date, nevertheless, with affirmation that she would defend her undisputed tremendous light-weight championship towards Chantelle Cameron.
Below is a working checklist of boxing fundamental occasions for 2023.
Note: This will likely be up to date continually with adjustments and additions.
March 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 FranklinHeavyweightDAZNApril 1TulsaRobeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe
Interim WBO featherweight titleESPN+April 6Indio, CaliforniaAngel Acosta vs. Angelino CordovaFlyweightDAZNApril 7Brooks, CaliforniaShinard Bunch vs. Bryan FloresJunior welterweightShowtimeApril 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 GarciaLight-weightShowtime PPVApril 22Cardiff, WalesShavkatdzhon Rakhimov (c) vs. Joe Cordina
IBF tremendous featherweight title
DAZNApril 29Arlington, TexasVergil Ortiz vs. Eimantas StanionisWelterweightDAZNMay 7Yokohama, JapanStephen Fulton (c) vs. Naoya InoueWBC, WBO tremendous bantamweight titlesESPNMay 20DublinKatie Taylor (c) vs. Chantelle CameronUndisputed tremendous light-weight titleDAZNJune 10New York CityJosh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo LopezWBO mild welterweight titleESPN
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