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Boxing schedule for 2024: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz on tap

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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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The next big fight on the calendar is a showdown 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 updated constantly with changes and additions.

2024 Boxing schedule

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
Feb. 3 Las Vegas Conor Benn vs. Peter Dobson Lightweight DAZN
Feb. 8 Las Vegas Teofimo Lopez (c) vs. Jamaine Ortiz WBO junior welterweight title ESPN
Feb. 15 Commerce, California Joseph Diaz vs. Jesus Perez Junior welterweight DAZN
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 Alejandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani WBA bantamweight title ESPN
Feb. 24 Orlando Edgar Berlanga vs. Padraig McCrory Super middleweight DAZN
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 2 Verona, New York Otabek Kholmatov vs. Raymond Ford Vacant WBA featherweight title ESPN
March 7 Montreal Steven Butler vs. Steve Rolls Middleweight ESPN
March 8 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou Heavyweights TBD PPV
March 16 Las Vegas William Zepeda vs. Maxi Hughes Lightweight DAZN
March 29 Glendale, Arizona Oscar Valdez vs. Liam Wilson Junior lightweights ESPN+
March 30 Las Vegas Tim Tszyu (c) vs. Keith Thurman WBO junior middleweight title Prime Video
May 12 Perth, Australia Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Vacant IBF lightweight title ESPN

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