Boxing schedule 2018: Combat dates, must-see occasions | Boxing


Boxing in 2017 delivered many fights that followers have been desirous to see. 2018 seems to be to be even higher — if the primary half of the yr is any indication, then it undoubtedly will probably be.

A few huge fights spotlight 2018’s first-half schedule, together with a heavyweight title unification bout between Anthony Joshua in opposition to Joseph Parker and the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.

Different huge names to regulate: Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Daniel Jacobs and Vasyl Lomachenko.

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Whereas different huge fights could possibly be introduced, here’s what’s at the moment scheduled.

March 31

  • Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker for Joshua’s IBF and WBA Heavyweight titles and Parker’s WBO Heavyweight title

April 7

  • Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara in an IBF/WBA Jr. Middleweight unification bout
  • Caleb Truax vs. James DeGale, rematch, for Truax’s IBF Tremendous Middleweight title

April 14

  • Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray for Saunders’ WBO Middleweight title
  • Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title

April 21 


  • Adrien Broner vs. Jesse Vargas; Welterweights
  • Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno for vacant WBC Interim Middleweight title
  • Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar; Junior Light-weight

Belfast, Northern Eire

  • Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire; Featherweights

Liverpool, England

  • Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco; Welterweights

April 28

  • Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki; Middleweights
  • Jarrell Miller vs. Johann Duhaupas; WBA Heavyweight title eliminator
  • Katie Taylor vs. Victoria Bustos in a WBA/IBF Girls’s Light-weight title unification

Might 5

Las Vegas

  • Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez, rematch, for Golovkin’s IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight titles


  • Tony Bellew vs. David Haye; Heavyweights

Might 12

  • Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko for Linares’ WBA Light-weight title
  • Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. TBA; Lightweights
  • Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith for Ali’s WBO Junior Middleweight title

Might 19


  • Keith Thurman vs. TBA for Thurman’s WBC and WBA Welterweight titles


  • Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack for Stevenson’s WBC Mild Heavyweight title

June 2

  • George Groves vs. Callum Smith for Groves’ WBA Tremendous Middleweight title, World Boxing Tremendous Collection remaining

June 9

  • Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II for Santa Cruz’s WBA “Tremendous” Featherweight title
  • Jermell Charlo vs. TBA for Charlo’s WBC Junior Middleweight title

June 16

  • Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo for Spence Jr.’s IBF Welterweight title

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