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


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