Boxing schedule for 2018 highlighted by Anthony Joshua vs. Joseph Parker
After a tremendous 2017, many of the stars of the sport are looking to continue their rolls in the new year
Business is booming for boxing so far this year. Coming off a destructive showing from Errol Spence Jr. in January, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made his presence known to the world with an emphatic 10th-round knockout of top challenger Luis Ortiz. Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) struggled a bit at the start of the fight to find his range, but closed the gap late to pressure Ortiz and put on arguably the best fight of his career.
Now, things get interesting with unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua taking on Joshua Parker later this month. Plus, we see the return of Mikey Garcia when he battles Sergey Lipnets for Lipnets' junior welterweight title at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2018 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|March 24||London||Dillian Whyte vs. Lucas Browne||Heavyweight||HBO|
|Cardiff, Wales||Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Joseph Parker||Heavyweight title||Showtime|
|April 7||Las Vegas||Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd||Middleweight title||Showtime|
|April 21||Brooklyn||Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas||Super lightweight||Showtime|
|April 28||New York||Dany Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki||Middleweight||HBO|
|May 5||Las Vegas||Gennady Golovkin (c) vs. Canelo Alvarez||Middleweight titles||HBO PPV|
|May 12||New York||Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares (c)||Lightweight||ESPN|
|May 19||Brooklyn||Keith Thurman (c) vs. TBD||Welterweight title||Showtime|
|May 19||Montreal||Adonis Stevenson (c) vs. Badou Jack||Light heavyweight title||Showtime|
|June 2||London||George Groves (c) vs. Callum Smith||Super middleweight title||TBD|
|June 9||Los Angeles||Leo Santa Cruz (c) vs. Abner Mares||Featherweight title||Showtime|
|June 16||Dallas||Errol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Charles Ocampo||Welterweight title||Showtime|
|June 23||London||Billy Joe Saunders (c) vs. Martin Murray||Middleweight title||TBD|
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