Boxing schedule for 2019 highlighted by Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs, Errol Spence vs. Mikey Garcia
Business is booming to start the new year in boxing
After 2018 gave us some great fights and amazing knockouts we will remember for years, 2019 may be even bigger. There's a chance we get an undisputed heavyweight champion if Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are able to reach an agreement. But we're also set to see business pick up at welterweight, where a ton of the young guns are finally getting marquee matchups they deserve.
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We started 2019 with a bit of business in the welterweight division as Manny Pacquiao dominated Adrien Broner for an easy decision win that could set up a Floyd Mayweather rematch. Now, we have plenty of big names still to look forward to the rest of the year. But March may be where we see welterweight pick up the most as Shawn Porter dukes it out with Yordenis Ugas before the mega PPV between Errol Spence Jr. and Mikey Garcia.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2018 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
Leo Santa Cruz (c) vs. Rafael Rivera
|Feb. 23||London||James DeGale vs. Chris Eubank||Super middleweights||Showtime|
Anthony Dirrell vs. Avni Yildirim
WBC super middleweight
|March 2||New York||Brian Castano (c) vs. Erislandy Lara||Regular junior middleweight title||Showtime|
Shawn Porter (c) vs. Yordenis Ugas
|March 9||Verona, New York||Dmitry Bivol vs. Joe Smith Jr.||WBA light heavyweight title||DAZN|
|March 15||Philadelphia||Tevin Farmer (c) vs. Jono Carroll||IBF junior lightweight title||DAZN|
Errol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Mikey Garcia
|April 12||Los Angeles||Vasiliy Lomachenko (c) vs. TBD||WBA/WBO lightweight||EPSN+|
|April 20||TBA||Terence Crawford (c) vs. Amir Khan||WBO welterweight||ESPN PPV|
|April 20||TBA||Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados||Welterweights||Fox|
|May 4||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Daniel Jacobs||Middleweight unification||DAZN|
|May 11||TBA||Jarrett Hurd (c) vs. Julian Williams||IBF/WBA junior middleweight titles||Fox|
|June 1||New York||Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Jarrell Miller||Unified heavyweight titles||DAZN|
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