At the end of March, the year’s boxing calendar continues to come together. With that schedule filling up has finally come the confirmation that Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia will meet on April 22. Though that is not the only massive fight set for the first half of the year.
Davis announced in November that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed to the framework of a deal for a fight in 2023 with Davis only needing to get by Hector Luis Garcia on Jan. 7 to make the fight a reality. He did exactly that, surviving a tough early challenge before scoring a knockout to secure arguably the biggest fight in boxing in terms of public attention.
A major pound-for-pound showdown was set for May 7, with former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue moving up to super bantamweight to challenge WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton. Unfortunately, Inoue suffered an injury and the fight has been postponed, with the new date not yet officially set.
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The schedule also took a hit with the announcement that the planned rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin had been postponed due to a Serrano injury. Their first meeting was a Fight of the Year effort in front of a wild crowd in Madison Square Garden, making it the biggest — and arguably most important — fight in the history of women’s boxing.
Taylor will still head to Dublin on the May 20 date, however, with confirmation that she would defend her undisputed super lightweight championship against Chantelle Cameron.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2023.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|April 6||Indio, California||Angel Acosta vs. Angelino Cordova||Flyweight||DAZN|
|April 7||Brooks, California||Shinard Bunch vs. Bryan Flores||Junior welterweight||Showtime|
|April 8||Newark, New Jersey||Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino||Lightweight||ESPN|
|April 8||San Antonio||Jesse Rodriguez vs. Cristian Gonzalez||vacant WBO flyweight title||DAZN|
|April 8||Tokyo||Kenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Anthony Olascuaga||WBC, WBA junior flyweight titles||ESPN+|
|April 8||Carson, California||Sebastian Fundora vs. Brian Mendoza||Junior middleweight||Showtime|
|April 15||London||Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang||Heavyweight||ESPN+|
|April 22||Las Vegas||Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia||Lightweight||Showtime PPV|
|April 22||Cardiff, Wales||Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov (c) vs. Joe Cordina||IBF super featherweight title||DAZN|
|May 6||Guadalajara, Mexico||Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. John Ryder||Undisputed super middleweight title||DAZN|
|May 13||Las Vegas||Alberto Puello (c) vs. Rolando Romero||WBA junior welterweight title||Showtime|
|May 20||Dublin||Katie Taylor (c) vs. Chantelle Cameron||Undisputed super lightweight title||DAZN|
|May 20||Las Vegas||Devin Haney (c) vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko||Undisputed lightweight title||ESPN+ PPV|
|June 10||New York City||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez||WBO junior welterweight title||ESPN|
|July 25||Tokyo||Stephen Fulton (c) vs. Naoya Inoue||WBC, WBO super bantamweight title||ESPN|