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Boxing schedule for 2024: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, Jaime Munguia vs. John Ryder on tap to start year

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2023 was a fantastic year for boxing, with nearly every major fight fans have called for actually getting made. The biggest of those fights that did not come together was a 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.

While that fight didn’t come together for 2023, it is set as the early highlight of the 2024 boxing calendar. Fury and Usyk will battle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 17 with all four heavyweight world titles on the line.

Both men enter the fight off of scares in their 2023 campaigns, with Usyk being dropped by Daniel Dubois only for the referee to rule the shot a low blow and allow 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 former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Ngannou scored a knockdown and did enough to win plenty of rounds, though Fury ultimately took a split decision victory. While Fury’s title was not on the line, a loss would have been even more embarrassing than narrowly escaping with a win in a fight he was expected to dominate.

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Next up is a super middleweight showdown between rising contender Jaime Munguia and former champion John Ryder on Jan. 27. Munguia, the 27-year-old native of Mexico, is still hopeful to lure his countrymen and undisputed divisional champion, Canelo Alvarez, into a matchup, but he has struggled to find opponents willing to step in the ring with him. Now, he faces one of the men Alvarez beat to become undisputed in Ryder, who dropped a unanimous decision to Alvarez last May. His biggest win came in February 2022 when he stunned with a split decision win over Daniel Jacobs.

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

2024 Boxing schedule

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
Jan. 27 Phoenix, Arizona Jaime Munguia vs. John Ryder Super middleweights DAZN
Feb. 8 Las Vegas Teofimo Lopez (c) vs. Jamaine Ortiz WBO junior welterweight title ESPN
Feb. 16 New York City O’Shaquie Foster (c) vs. Abraham Nova WBC super featherweight title ESPN
Feb. 16 TBA Adrian Curiel (c) vs. Sivenathi Nontshinga IBF junior flyweight title DAZN
Feb. 17 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) Undisputed heavyweight titles TBD PPV
Feb. 24 Tokyo Takuma Inoue (c) vs. Jerwin Ancajas WBA bantamweight title TBA
March 2 Verona, New York Luis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Reiya Abe IBF featherweight title ESPN
March 2 San Juan, Puerto Rico Amanda Serrano (c) vs. Nina Meinke Unified featherweight titles DAZN
March 8 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweights TBD PPV
March 29 Glendale, Arizona Oscar Valdez vs. Liam Wilson Junior lightweights ESPN+
May 12 Perth, Australia Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Vacant IBF lightweight title ESPN

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