Boxing schedule for 2023: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Daniel Dubois, Canelo Alvarez vs. Jermell Charlo on tap
For much of 2023, boxing fans looked to the month of July, knowing that two big fights were lined up for the end of the month. What those same fans did not see coming was that the two fights would be explosions that showed 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 confirmedto 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 as Crawford was even more impressive against an even better opponent. Crawford brutalized his pound-for-pound partner Errol Spence Jr., landing three punches before the referee had to stop the bout in the ninth round.
In addition, Anthony Joshua bounced back with a knockout over Robert Helenius, and Emmanuel Navarrete scored a dominant win over Oscar Valdez to retain the WBO lightweight title.
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Later this month, Oleksandr Usyk, who defeated Joshua to win those belts, is also back in August when he takes on Daniel Dubois on August 26. , and it ended with Dubois, who has won four straight since losing the same person in 2020.
As soon as the calendar moves to September, another superfight is on the horizon. Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will put his titles on the line against another undisputed champion in 154-pound titlist Jermell Charlo. The two will meet in Las Vegas on September 30.
Note: This will be regularly updated with changes and additions.
|August 26||Wroclaw, Poland||Oleksandr Usyk (c) vs. Daniel Dubois||IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles||ESPN|
|August 26||San Juan||Oscar Collazo (c) vs. Garen Diagan||WBO bantamweight title||DAZN|
|September 2nd||Manchester, England||Liam Smith vs. Chris Eubank Jr.||Medium weight||TBA|
|September 15th||Corpus Christi, Texas||Luis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Joet Gonzalez||IBF featherweight title||ESPN|
|September 18||Tokyo||Kenshiro Teraji (c) vs Hekkie Budler||WBC, WBA junior flyweight titles||ESPN|
|September 23rd||London||Zhang Zhilei vs. Joe Joyce||Heavy weight||ESPN|
|September 30th||Las Vegas||Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (c) vs. Jermell Charlo||Undisputed super middleweight title||PPV show time|
|October 7||Sheffield, England||Leigh Wood (c) vs Josh Warrington||WBA featherweight title||DAZN|
|October 28||Riyadh, Saudi Arabia||Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou||Heavy weights||ESPN+ PPV|