Boxing schedule for 2023: David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant, Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin on tap
In mid-March, the boxing calendar for the year continues to take shape. With this schedule filling up, confirmation has finally arrived that Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia will face off on April 22nd. Although this is not the only major fight scheduled for the first half of the year.
In November, Davis announced that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed on a deal to fight in 2023, and Davis only needed 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.
A major bantamweight showdown has been scheduled for May 7, in which former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue will move up to super bantamweight to take on WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton.
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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 billed as 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.
However, Taylor will still travel to Dublin on May 20 with confirmation that she will defend her undisputed super lightweight title against Shantel Cameron.
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|
|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||DAZN|
|April 1||Tulsa||Robeicy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogbo||Interim WBO featherweight title||ESPN+|
|April 6||Indio, California||Angel Acosta vs. Angelino Cordova||Flyweight||DAZN|
|April 7||Brooks, California||Shinard Bunch vs Brian Flores||junior welterweight||Show time|
|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 (s)||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|
|May 7||Yokohama, Japan||Stephen Fulton (c) vs. Naoya Inoue||WBC, WBO super bantamweight titles||ESPN|
|May 20||Dublin||Katie Taylor (c) vs. Shantel Cameron||Undisputed super lightweight title||DAZN|
|June 10th||NY||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez||WBO welterweight title||ESPN|