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2024 Boxing Schedule: Each Main Card In A Banner Yr For The Sport

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia face off at the Canelo … [+] Álvarez v. Jaime Munguía kickoff presser at The Beverly Hills Hotel on March 19, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images) Getty Images Boxing is experiencing a massive resurgence in 2024. Turki Alalshikh

2024 Boxing Schedule: Each Main Card In A Banner Yr For The Sport

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia face off on the Canelo … [+] Álvarez v. Jaime Munguía kickoff presser at The Beverly Hills Lodge on March 19, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Picture by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Pictures)

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Boxing is experiencing an enormous resurgence in 2024.

Turki Alalshikh and the Saudi group behind Riyadh Season, which has been powering most of the prime playing cards over the previous two years, deserve some credit score.

Nevertheless, the game can also be lucky to have a mixture of spectacular abilities, polarizing personalities, participating media shops, and rivalries to spark an uptick in curiosity surrounding the game.

Here’s a take a look at each vital confirmed card between Might and August. As you scan this checklist, you will see a heavy Saudi affect, new networks hopping into the combo, and combat after combat that includes the largest names within the sport.

I’ve listed the dates, networks, matchups, championship implications and a little bit of the backstory round among the fights.

Might 4: (Prime PPV and DAZN PPV)

(c) Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia – Undisputed Tremendous Middleweight Championship

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Many have referred to as for Alvarez to combat David Benavidez, however the Mexican icon has refused and opted to face Munguia in a combat most count on him to win.

Might 6: (ESPN/ESPN+)

(c) Naoya Inoue vs. Luis Nery – Undisputed Junior Featherweight Championship

This combat will occur early within the morning for American followers, however it has the potential to turn into a slugfest. Inoue is arguably the most effective fighter on the planet, however he doesn’t get the publicity a fighter of his abilities would usually obtain as a result of he hasn’t fought in the USA in the course of the prime of his profession.

Might 11: (ESPN/ESPN+)

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr. Vacant IBF Light-weight Championship

Lomachenko could also be previous his prime and Kambosos could also be probably the most opportunistic former undisputed champions in historical past. Nevertheless, this can be a battle of former Devin Haney foes with a professional world title on the road.

Might 18: (ESPN+ and DAZN PPV)

(c) Oleksandr Usyk vs. (c) Tyson Fury – Undisputed Heavyweight Championship

The Usyk-Fury battle could be the largest single combat of the yr with the undisputed heavyweight crown on the road. There’s additionally a rematch prone to be scheduled for later within the yr.

Might 18: (ESPN/ESPN+)

Emanuel Navarrete vs. Denys Berinchyk – Vacant WBO Light-weight Championship

Might 25: (ESPN+)

Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall, Junior Welterweights

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June 1: (ESPN+ and DAZN PPV)

  • (c) Dmitry Bivol vs. (c) Artur Beterbiev Undisputed Mild Heavyweight Championship
  • Daniel Dubois vs. Filip Hrgovic – Heavyweights
  • Deontay Wilder vs. Zhilei Zhang – Heavyweights
  • (c) Raymond Ford vs. Nick Ball – WBA Featherweight Championship

This card is the largest Riyadh Season occasion that gained’t be headlined by a heavyweight bout–not less than earlier than the August 3 card in L.A. In any case, it’s one other undisputed title combat with the rugged Beterbiev hoping to pound away on the surgical Bivol. Wilder can also be trying to salvage his profession in a possible slugfest whereas DuBois and Hrgovic could be battling for a soon-to-be-vacant IBF heavyweight title.

June 15: (DAZN)

(c) Subriel Matias vs. Liam Paro – IBF Junior Welterweight Championship

June 15: (Prime PPV)

  • (c) Gervonta Davis vs. Frank Martin – WBA Light-weight Championship
  • David Benavidez vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk – Mild Heavyweights

With Davis returning to the ring, essentially the most proficient of the lower-weight stars is again. Martin presents a stable problem, however the combat may very well be a stepping stone to a bigger combat later within the yr. Benavidez will transfer as much as 175 kilos reasonably than ready on Alvarez to name his quantity.

June 29: (ESPN/ESPN+)

(c) Teofimo Lopez vs. Steve Claggett – WBO Junior Welterweight Championship

June 29: (DAZN)

(c) Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez – WBC Junior Bantamweight Championship

July 20: (Netflix)

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul – Heavyweights

(c) Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano 2 – Undisputed Tremendous Light-weight Championship

Name it a farce, however you’d be silly to be shocked if it pulls within the largest viewership of another occasion on this card.

August 3: (DAZN PPV)

  • (c) Israil Madrimov vs. Terence Crawford – WBA “common” Junior Middleweight Championship
  • Andy Ruiz vs. Jarrell “Huge Child” Miller – Heavyweights
  • (c) Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz vs. Jose Valenzuela – WBA Junior Welterweight Championship
  • Tim Tszyu vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. – Junior Middleweights
  • David Morrell vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic – WBA vacant “common” Mild Heavyweight Championship
  • Andy Cruz vs. Antonio Moran – Lightweights
  • Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares 3

This lineup of fights feels extra like a UFC occasion due to the steadiness and stars all through the primary card. It could set the tone for main boxing occasions into the close to future, which is an efficient signal for boxing followers.

As every card passes, I’ll remove it from the schedule and add the brand new occasions as they’re formally introduced. As well as, there can be fight-week protection of the largest fights on the 2024 schedule.

Thrilling fights are on this checklist, and solely 5 of the occasions are listed as pay-per-view. A lot of the occasions right here might be seen with subscriptions to ESPN+ and DAZN.

Keep tuned for extra info on the upcoming boxing occasions as they’re added to the schedule.

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