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Boxing schedule for 2023: David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade, Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis on tap


2023 has been nothing if not full of surprises. From a wealth of Fight of the Year contenders to huge clashes that in other years would have died at the negotiating table coming to fruition, there’s been plenty to talk about this year. But a mixed martial artist may have sparked the most interesting conversation yet when former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou took WBC champion Tyson Fury to the limit, dropping a narrow split decision in their Oct. 28 clash. Fury held on for the win and in the process kept his planned bout with WBA, WBO and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk alive.

Gervonta “Tank” Davis won boxing’s first “megafight” of 2023, stopping Ryan Garcia with a body shot in a April meeting of two of boxing’s brightest — and most popular — young stars. Devon Haney outlasted Vasil Lomachenko to remain undisputed lightweight champion in a tactical thriller in May. July delivered two more incredible showings, with Naoya Inoue blasting through Stephen Fulton to win two world titles in his first fight at super bantamweight and Terence Crawford handing Errol Spence Jr. a one-sided beatdown to become undisputed welterweight champion.

In another big showdown, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Alvarez defended his undisputed super middleweight crown against undisputed junior middleweight champ Jermell Charlo to close out September. Charlo was never competitive as Alvarez scored a knockdown and took a wide unanimous decision.

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There’s plenty of action scheduled for November, but the biggest clashes come at the end of the month. David Benavidez will take on Demetrius Andrade in a Showtime PPV main event that could land the winner a fight with Alvarez and Katie Taylor will take a second shot at unseating undisputed super lightweight champion Chantelle Cameron in a rematch of their tremendous May clash.

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

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
Nov. 4 Monte Carlo Joe Cordina (c) vs. Edward Vazquez IBF super featherweight title DAZN
Nov. 4 Miami Adrien Broner vs. Chris Howard Welterweight TBA
Nov. 4 Lake Tahoe, Nevada Efe Ajagba vs. Joe Goodall Heavyweight ESPN
Nov. 15 TBA Takuma Inoue (c) vs. Jerwin Ancajas WBA bantamweight title ESPN
Nov. 16 Las Vegas Shakur Stevenson vs. Edwin De Los Santos Vacant WBC lightweight title ESPN
Nov. 18 Inglewood, California Diego Pacheco vs. Marcelo Coceres Super middleweight DAZN
Nov. 25 Las Vegas David Benavidez vs. Demetrius Andrade Super middleweights Showtime PPV
Nov. 25 Dublin Chantelle Cameron (c) vs. Katie Taylor Undisputed super lightweight title DAZN
Dec. 2 San Francisco Devin Haney vs. Regis Prograis Junior welterweights DAZN
Dec. 16 Glendale, Arizona Jesse Rodriguez (c) vs. Sunny Edwards (c) WBO, IBF flyweight titles DAZN
Dec. 26 Tokyo Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Marlon Tapales (c) Undisputed super bantamweight titles ESPN+

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