Boxing schedule for 2024: Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou, Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz on tap

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2023 was a huge year for boxing, with almost every major fight fan calling for it to be done. The biggest of these non-consolidated fights was the battle between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the four-belt era .

Although that fight didn’t come together for 2023, it is currently set as the best thing on the boxing calendar in 2024. Fury and Usyk will fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 18 with the four world heavyweight titles on the line. The fight was originally set for February 17, but Fury suffered a sparring cut just weeks out from the fight which forced him to delay the bout.

Both men go into the fight fearlessly in their 2023 campaigns, with Usyk being dropped by Daniel Dubois only for the referee to rule the roost with low blow and allowing Usyk time to recover. He then stopped Dubois in Round 9. Fury was forced into a much tougher spot in October when his undefeated record barely survived a fight with Francis Ngannou, former UFC heavyweight champion. Ngannou scored and did enough to win a number of rounds, although Fury ended up with a split decision victory. Although Fury’s title was not on the line, a loss would have been even worse than narrowly escaping with a victory in a fight he was expected to dominate.

Another blockbuster is set for the summer in Saudi Arabia as the undisputed lightweight champion will be crowned. Unified titleholder Artur Beterbiev will take on WBA champion Dmitry Bivol on June 1 with all four titles on the line.

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The next big fight on the calendar is a clash in the junior welterweight division as controversial superstar Teofimo Lopez puts his WBO title on the line against Jamaine Ortiz. In his first defense of the belt, Lopez faces a man who pushed Vasiliy Lomachenko to the brink before losing a very narrow decision.

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

Boxing schedule 2024

8 February Las Vegas Teofimo Lopez (c) vs. Jamaine Ortiz WBO junior welterweight title ESPN
15 February Commerce, California Joseph Diaz vs. Jesus Perez Junior welterweight DAZN
16 February New York City O’Shaquie Foster (c) vs. Abraham Nova WBC super featherweight title ESPN
16 February TBA Adrian Curiel (c) vs Sivenathi Nontshinga IBF junior flyweight title DAZN
February 24th Tokyo Alejandro Santiago vs Junto Nakatani WBA bantamweight title ESPN
February 24th Orlando Edgar Berlanga vs Padraig McCrory Super medium weight DAZN
March 2nd Verona, New York Luis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Reiya Abe IBF featherweight title ESPN
March 2nd San Juan, Puerto Rico Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Nina Meinke Unified Featherweight Titles DAZN
March 2nd Verona, New York Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford Vacant WBA featherweight title ESPN
March 7th Montreal Steven Butler vs. Steve Rolls Medium weight ESPN
March 8 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou Heavy weights TBD PPV
March 16th Las Vegas William Zepeda vs. Maxi Hughes Light DAZN
March 29th Glendale, Arizona Oscar Valdez vs. Liam Wilson Youth light games ESPN+
March 30th Las Vegas Tim Tszyu (c) vs. Keith Thurman WBO Junior Middleweight Title Main video
May 12 Perth, Australia Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Vacant IBF lightweight title ESPN
May 18 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) Heavyweight titles of course PPV
June 1st Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Dmitry Bivol (c) Light weight titles of course PPV

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