Just over a month into 2023, the primary half of the 12 months’s boxing calendar is beginning to come collectively. While the schedule is filling up, among the most anticipated fights within the sport have but to return collectively, together with a possible big-money conflict between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia.
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. Now, the struggle on the negotiating desk must conclude earlier than the fighters can get within the ring.
One long-awaited struggle will occur on Feb. 26, when Jake Paul and Tommy Fury hopefully step right into a boxing ring in Saudi Arabia. Paul and Fury have been set to struggle twice earlier than, with Fury having to tug out each occasions. Now with a date and placement set for a 3rd time, it seems the struggle will lastly occur.
The schedule additionally bought a significant increase with the current announcement that Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano would rematch on May 20 in Dublin, once more battling for Taylor’s undisputed light-weight championship. 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.
Below is a operating checklist of boxing primary occasions for 2023.
Note: This shall be up to date continuously with modifications and additions.
Feb. 11San AntonioRey Vargas vs. O’Shaquie FosterVacant WBC tremendous featherweight titleShowtimeFeb. 18Nottingham, EnglandLeigh Wood (c) vs. Mauricio LaraWBA common featherweight titleDAZNFeb. 18Pomona, CaliforniaLuis Nery vs. Azat HovhannisyanJunior bantamweightDAZNFeb. 25AtlantaAdrien Broner vs. Michael WilliamsWelterweightBLK PrimeFeb. 25MinneapolisSubriel Matias vs. Jeremias Ponce
vacant IBF junior welterweight title
ShowtimeFeb. 26Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJake Paul vs. Tommy FuryCruiserweightPPVMarch 4Ontario, CaliforniaBrandon Figueroa vs Mark Magsayo
FeatherweightShowtimeMarch 12TBD, AustraliaTim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison
Junior middleweightTBDMarch 25Las VegasDavid Benavidez vs. Caleb PlantTremendous middleweightShowtime PPVMarch 25Fresno, CaliforniaJose Ramirez vs. Richard CommeyJunior welterweightESPNApril 1LondonAnthony Joshua vs. Jermaine FranklinHeavyweightTBDApril 8Newark, New JerseyShakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro YoshinoLightweightESPNApril 8San AntonioJesse Rodriguez vs. Cristian Gonzalezvacant WBO flyweight titleDAZNApril 22Cardiff, WalesShavkatdzhon Rakhimov (c) vs. Joe Cordina
IBF tremendous featherweight title
DAZNMay 20DublinKatie Taylor (c) vs. Amanda SerranoUndisputed light-weight titleDAZN