Boxing schedule for 2018 features Anthony Joshua, Terence Crawford, Billy Joe Saunders

Business is booming for boxing so far this year. After a trio of greats fights to kick off 2018 -- including Deontay Wilder's thunderous knockout of Luis Ortiz -- Anthony Joshua put on a less-than-stellar performance against Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales. The fight never really put Joshua in much danger, and hopefully serves as a tuneup fight for a Wilder showdown later this year. Then in May, pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko moved up in weight to snag a third world title when he stopped lightweight champion Jorge Linares at Madison Square Garden in a fight where he was knocked down and appeared in danger.

Then in June, we got the return of pound-for-pound great Terence Crawford when he scored his first victory in his new weight division when he knocked out WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn. Plus, we saw the return of Manny Pacquiao in July when he scored his first knockout in nearly a decade by stopping former champion Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia. 

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In September, Canelo Alvarez emerged from a razor-thin decision over Gennady Golovkin with a majority decision win in their thrilling rematch. 

Now, we head to the backstrech of the calendar with plenty of big fights left. Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua makes his return when he squares off against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in London. Then, Terence Crawford makes his way back home to Nebraska when he battles Jose Benavidez for his welterweight title. 

Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2018 year.

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

DateLocationMatchWeight class/titleNetwork
Sept. 22LondonAnthony Joshua (c) vs. Alexander PovetkinHeavyweight titlesDAZN
Sept. 28Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaGeorge Groves (c) vs. Callum SmithSuper middleweight titleTBD
Oct. 6ChicagoJessie Vargas vs. Thomas DulormeWelterweightDAZN
Oct. 6Bangkok, ThailandSrisaket Sor Rungvisai (c) vs. Iran DiazJunior bantamweight titleDAZN
Oct. 7Yokohama, JapanNaoya Inoue (c) vs. Carlos PayanoWBA bantamweight titleDAZN
Oct. 13Omaha, NebraskaTerence Crawford (c) vs. Jose BenavidezWelterweight titleESPN
Oct. 20Los AngelesBilly Joe Saunders (c) vs. Demetrius AndradeMiddleweight title DAZN
Oct. 27New YorkDaniel Jacobs vs. Sergiy DerevyanchenkoIBF middleweight titleHBO
Dec. 1Quebec City, CanadaAdonis Stevenson (c) vs. Oleksandr GyozdykLight heavyweight titleTBD
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