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Boxing schedule for 2024: Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou; Jake Paul, Amanda Serrano returns 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 current highlight of the 2024 boxing calendar. Fury and Usyk will battle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 18 with all four heavyweight world titles on the line. The fight was originally set for Feb. 17, but Fury suffered a cut in sparring just weeks out from the fight that forced the bout to be delayed.

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.

Another major showdown is set for the summer in Saudi Arabia as an undisputed light heavyweight champion will be crowned. Unified titleholder Artur Beterbiev will take on WBA champ Dmitry Bivol on June 1 with all four titles at stake.

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After Teofimo Lopez Jr. defeated Jamaine Ortiz in a lackluster fight on Feb. 8, the boxing schedule will slow down considerably for a brief period before what is shaping up to be an explosion of huge fights heading into the spring and early summer months.

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

2024 Boxing schedule

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
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 Oaxaca, Mexico Adrian Curiel (c) vs. Sivenathi Nontshinga IBF junior flyweight title DAZN
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 23 Sheffield, England Dalton Smith vs. Jose Zepeda Junior welterweight 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
April 20 TBD Devin Haney (c) vs. Ryan Garcia WBC junior welterweight title DAZN
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) Undisputed heavyweight titles PPV
June 1 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Dmitry Bivol (c) Undisputed light heavyweight titles PPV

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