Boxing schedule for 2023: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois, Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo on tap

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For much of 2023, boxing fans had their eyes on the month of July, knowing two huge bouts were set for late in the month. What those same fans could not see coming was that both fights would be blowouts that showcased the true greatness of Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford.

Inoue vacated his four bantamweight world titles to move up a division and take on unified champion Stephen Fulton. Inoue was never tested by Fulton before scoring a TKO in Round 8 to capture the WBO and WBC super bantamweight titles as he firmly established himself as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

Inoue’s reign as the top dog may have only lasted five days because Crawford was even more impressive against an even better opponent. Crawford put a brutal beating on fellow pound-for-pound elite Errol Spence Jr., scoring three knockdowns before the referee was forced to halt the bout in the ninth round.

Plus, Anthony Joshua bounced back with a big knockout over Robert Helenius, and Emmanuel Navarrete scored a big win over Oscar Valdez to retain the WBO junior lightweight title.

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Later this month, Oleksandr Usyk, who beat Joshua to earn those belts, is also back in August when he takes on Daniel Dubois on Aug. 26. After the Tyson Fury fight failed to materialize, Usyk was forced to take on one of his mandatories, and he ended up with Dubois, who has rattled off four straight knockout wins since his lone pro defeat in 2020.

Once the calendar moves to September, another superfight is on the horizon. Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will puts his titles on the line against another undisputed champion in 154-pound titleholder Jermell Charlo. The two meet in Las Vegas on Sept. 30.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

Aug. 26 Wroclaw, Poland Oleksandr Usyk (c) vs. Daniel Dubois IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles ESPN
Aug. 26 San Juan Oscar Collazo (c) vs. Garen Diagan WBO minimumweight title DAZN
Sept. 2 Manchester, England Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr. Middleweight TBA
Sept. 15 Corpus Christi, Texas Luis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Joet Gonzalez IBF featherweight title ESPN
Sept. 18 Tokyo Kenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Hekkie Budler WBC, WBA junior flyweight titles ESPN
Sept. 23 London Zhang Zhilei vs. Joe Joyce Heavyweight ESPN
Sept. 30 Las Vegas Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (c) vs. Jermell Charlo Undisputed super middleweight title Showtime PPV
Oct. 7 Sheffield, England Leigh Wood (c) vs. Josh Warrington WBA featherweight title DAZN
Oct. 28 Riadyh, Saudi Arabia Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweights ESPN+ PPV

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