After a somewhat quiet close to 202 where many of boxing’s top stars showcased their talents in tight-fisted bouts, the new year begins with some of the top stars expected to face off against other top opponents over the next 12 months. At least one fighter cleared his initial hurdle toward the biggest fight of his career when Gervonta “Tank” Davis knocked out Hector Luis Garcia on January 7.
Davis announced in November that he and Ryan Garcia had agreed to an outline of a deal for a fight in 2023, with Davis only needing to get by Hector Garcia to make the fight a reality. He did exactly that, surviving a tough opening challenge before scoring a knockout to secure arguably the biggest fight in boxing in terms of public attention.
However, the schedule was hit when Josh Taylor suffered an injury necessitating the postponement of his planned WBO Junior Welterweight Championship rematch with Jack Cattrall on 4 March. Fight for the undisputed welterweight title in February 2022.
The biggest fight left for January is Artur Beterbiev’s clash with Anthony Yarde in London on 28 January. Beterbiev, who holds three of the four recognized world titles at light heavyweight, could end the fight for undisputed status against 2022 Fighter of the Year Dmitry Bivol before the end of 2023.
Below is a list of the main boxing events for 2023.
Note: It will be continuously updated with changes and additions.
|28 January||Hollywood Park, Florida||Alexis Rocha vs Anthony Young||welterweight||DAZN|
|28 January||London||Artur Beterbiev (c) v Anthony Yarde||Unified Light Heavyweight Title||espn|
|February 3||Glendale, Arizona||Emmanuel Navarrete vs Liam Wilson||WBO Junior Lightweight Title||espn|
|february 4||New York City||Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Erika Cruz||Undisputed Featherweight Title||DAZN|
|February 11||San Antonio||Rey Vargas vs. Oshie Foster||Vacant WBC Super Featherweight Title||show time|
|February 18||Nottingham, England||Leigh Wood (c) v Mauricio Lara||WBA Regular Featherweight Title||DAZN|
|February 25||atlanta||Adrien Broner vs Hank Lundy||welterweight||blk prime|
|February 25||minneapolis||Subriel Matias vs. Jeremiah Ponce||Vacant IBF Junior Welterweight Title||show time|
|March 12||TBD, Australia||Tim Suzzy vs Tony Harrison||junior middleweight||tbd|
|April 1st||London||Anthony Joshua vs Jermaine Franklin||weighty||tbd|