As summer draws near, the boxing schedule has been heating up with some of the sport’s biggest stars in action. Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both picked up recent wins while trying to stake their claim as “the face of boxing.” Now attention turns to a pair of undisputed champions looking to maintain their positions at the pinnacle of their divisions.
Undisputed super lightweight champion Katie Taylor was originally set to defend her titles in a rematch with Amanda Serrano on May 20 in Dublin. Unfortunately, Serrano picked up an injury and the rematch of one of the most thrilling and important bouts in the history of women’s boxing was off.
Now, Taylor will still fight in Dublin on May 20, taking on top contender Chantelle Cameron in a bout that has significant potential for an upset.
Also on May 20, undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney will put his four world titles on the line against former unified champion Vasiliy Lomachenk. Haney defeated George Kambosos Jr. to claim undisputed status at 135 pounds and again dominated Kambosos in the rematch. He now looks to face a former top pound-for-pound fighter to further cement his place as one of the new members of boxing’s elite talents.
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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. That fight will now take place on July 25 in Japan.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2023.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|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|
|May 27||Manchester, England||Mauricio Lara (c) vs. Leigh Wood||WBA featherweight title||DAZN|
|May 27||Indio, California||Alexis Rocha vs. Anthony Young||Welterweight||DAZN|
|June 1||Montreal||Erik Bazinyan vs. Jose de Jesus Macias||Super middleweight||ESPN|
|June 3||Detroit||Claressa Shields (c) vs. Hanna Gabriels||Undisputed middleweight title||DAZN|
|June 10||New York City||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez||WBO junior welterweight title||ESPN|
|June 10||London||Sunny Edwards (c) vs. Andres Campos||IBF flyweight title||DAZN|
|June 10||Ontario, California||Jaime Munguia vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko||Middleweight||DAZN|
|June 17||New Orleans||Regis Prograis (c) vs. Liam Paro||WBC junior welterweight title||DAZN|
|June 18||Broadbeach, Australia||Tim Tszyu vs. Carlos Ocampo||Junior middleweight||Showtime|
|June 24||Minneapolis||Carlos Adames (c) vs. Julian Williams||Interim WBC middleweight title||Showtime|
|June 24||New York City||Edgar Berlanga vs. Jason Quigley||Super middleweight||DAZN|
|July 25||Tokyo||Stephen Fulton (c) vs. Naoya Inoue||WBC, WBO super bantamweight title||ESPN|
|Aug. 5||Dallas||Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz||Cruiserweight||DAZN PPV|