Tuesday, May 30

Boxing schedule for 2023: David Benavidez vs. Caleb Plant, Anthony Joshua vs. Jermaine Franklin on tap


At the midway point 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 is set for May 7, with former undisputed bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue moving up to super bantamweight where he will challenge WBC and WBO super bantamweight champion Stephen Fulton.

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The schedule also took a hit with the recent 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.

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. Jermaine Franklin Heavyweight DAZN
April 1 Tulsa Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe Interim WBO featherweight title ESPN+
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. Jonathan Gonzalez (c) WBC, WBO, 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
April 29 Arlington, Texas Vergil 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. Chantelle Cameron Undisputed super lightweight title DAZN
June 10 New York City Josh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez WBO light welterweight title ESPN

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