The pandemic era of boxing has been light on high-profile bouts, but not short on intrigue. In recent weeks, heavy favorites have gone down multiple times as Top Rank brought the sport back from hiatus with a series of shows in Las Vegas. In the most notable result from boxing’s return, Andrew Maloney was upset by Joshua Franco, losing his WBA super flyweight championship in the process.
Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing recently announced his own plans to return, holding a series of events in August from Hearn’s own backyard in London. A clash between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin for Whyte’s interim WBC heavyweight championship may be the biggest fight on the schedule. The other standout world title fight on the schedule features Jamel Herring defending the the WBO junior welterweight title against Jonathan Oquendo. That fight was originally slated for July 2, but Herring tested positive for COVID-19 and the fight was delayed to July 14 assuming Herring is cleared.
There’s hope the end of the year could see some of the biggest planned fights, including the rubber match between heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. But the biggest possible fights are likely on hold until fans can attend to drive a live gate to support the purses involved.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2020 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|June 30||Las Vegas||Alex Saucedo vs. Sonny Fredrickson||Junior welterweights||ESPN|
|July 2||Las Vegas||Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre||Junior welterweights||ESPN|
|July 7||Las Vegas||Andy Vences vs. Luis Alberto Lopez||Junior lightweights||ESPN|
|July 9||Las Vegas||Carlos Takam vs. Jeff Forrest||Heavyweights||ESPN|
|July 14||Las Vegas||Jamel Herring (c) vs. Jonathan Oquendo||WBO junior welterweight title||ESPN|
|July 16||Las Vegas||Andrew Cancio vs. Cesar Alan Valenzuela ||Lightweights||ESPN|
|July 21||Las Vegas||Oscar Valdez vs. Jayson Velez ||Junior lightweights||ESPN|
|July 24||Indio, California||Vergil Ortiz vs. Samuel Vargas||Welterweights||DAZN|
|Aug. 1||Essex, London||Sam Eggington vs. Ted Cheeseman||Super welterweights||DAZN|
|Aug. 7||Essex, London||Teri Harper (c) vs. Natasha Jonas||Women’s junior lightweights||DAZN|
|Aug. 14||Essex, London||Felix Cash vs. Jason Welborn||Middleweights||DAZN|
|Aug. 15||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Julio Cesar Martinez (c) vs. McWilliams Arroyo||WBC flyweight title||DAZN|
|Aug. 22||Essex London||Dillian Whyte (ic) vs. Alexander Povetkin||Interim WBC heavyweight title||DAZN|
|Aug. 28||Indio, California||Jorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna ||Lightweights||DAZN|
|Oct. 3||Cardiff, Wales||George Kambosos Jr. vs. Lee Selby ||IBF lightweight title eliminator||DAZN|
|Oct. 17||Newcastle, England||Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez ||Junior welterweights||DAZN|
|Oct. 24||London||Daniel Dubois vs. Joy Joyce||Heavyweights||TBD|
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