Boxing schedule for 2023: Brandon Figueroa vs Mark Magsayo, David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant on tap
As February draws to a close, the boxing calendar for the year continues to take shape. With this schedule, confirmation has finally arrived that Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia will face off on April 22nd.
In November, Davis announced that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed on a deal to fight in 2023, and Davis only had to contact Hector Luis Garcia on January 7 for the fight to take place. He did just that, enduring a tough early test before scoring with a knockout, securing arguably the biggest fight in boxing in terms of public attention.
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One long-awaited fight was recorded in which Tommy Fury won a split decision against Jake Paul. The February 26 loss was the first of Paul’s career, and he signaled he would activate the rematch clause to fight later this year.
The schedule has also suffered with the recent announcement that a scheduled rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin has been postponed due to Serrano’s injury. Their first meeting was named “Fight of the Year” in front of a wild crowd at Madison Square Garden, making it the biggest and arguably most important fight in women’s boxing history.
Below is the current list of major boxing events for 2023.
Note: This will be constantly updated with changes and additions.
|date||Location||Main event||Weight category/title||Net|
|March 4||Ontario, California||Brandon Figueroa vs Mark Magsio||A light weight||Show time|
|March 4||Culiacan, Mexico||Angel Fierro vs. Eduardo Estela||Easy||DAZN|
|11th of March||Sydney, Australia||Tim Tszyu vs. Tony Harrison||junior middleweight||Show time|
|11th of March||Liverpool, England||Callum Smith vs. Pavel Stepien||light heavyweight||DAZN|
|18th of March||Newcastle, England||Cyrus Pattinson vs Chris Jenkins||welterweight||DAZN|
|18th of March||Long Beach, California||Gilberto Ramirez vs. gabe pink||light heavyweight||DAZN|
|March 23||Montreal||Christian Mbilli vs. Carlos Gongora||Super Middleweight||ESPN+|
|March 25||Las Vegas||David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant||Super Middleweight||Showtime PPV|
|March 25||Fresno, California||Jose Ramirez vs. Richard Commey||junior welterweight||ESPN|
|April 1||London||Anthony Joshua vs. Jermain Franklin||heavyweight||TBD|
|April 1||Tulsa||Robeicy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogbo||Interim WBO featherweight title||ESPN+|
|April 8||Newark, New Jersey||Shakur Stevenson vs. Shuichiro Yoshino||Easy||ESPN|
|April 8||Saint Anthony||Jesse Rodriguez vs. Christian Gonzalez||vacant WBO flyweight title||DAZN|
|April 8||Tokyo||Kenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Jonathan Gonzalez (c)||WBC, WBO, WBA junior flyweight titles||ESPN+|
|April 8||Carson, California||Sebastian Fundora vs Brian Mendoza||junior middleweight||Show time|
|April 15||London||Joe Joyce vs. Zhilei Zhang||heavyweight||ESPN+|
|April 22||Las Vegas||Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia||Easy||Showtime PPV|
|April 22||Cardiff, Wales||Shavkatjon Rakhimov (c) vs. Joe Cordina||IBF super featherweight title||DAZN|
|April 29||Arlington, Texas||Virgil Ortiz vs. Eimantas Stanionis||welterweight||DAZN|