After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down boxing, a series of Top Rank shows "in the bubble" in Las Vegas kickstarted the sport's comeback. While those cards lacked top-tier names and championship fights, the boxing calendar is now filling with big fights, highlighted by a series of PBC events on Showtime and Showtime pay-per-view.
The highlight of the current schedule is a Sept. 26 doubleheader featuring the Charlo twins. Jermall Charlo will headline a small card on Showtime pay-per-view, putting his WBC middleweight title on the line against Sergiy Derevyanchenko. On the same pay-per-view, Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosaro will battle in a WBC, WBA and IBF junior middleweight unification bout.
When the calendar turns to October, though, it'll be time for the one that boxing fans have been waiting for as Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez are set to unify their lightweight world titles. The bout finally became official, and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Las Vegas. And what's more, the fight will be available for free on ESPN.
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Despite these major fights set among the sport's current elite crop, a pair of legends may have outdone them with their recent announcement. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are set to face off in an exhibition match on Nov. 28 in California. The bout was originally expected to take place on Sept. 12, but has been delayed, according to reports. While many of the details are still to be determined, seeing a pair of former champions mixed it up in their 50s will be worth the PPV price.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2020 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|Sept. 19||Uncasville, Connecticut||Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha||Junior middleweights||Showtime|
|Sept. 26||London||Josh Taylor (c) vs. Apinun Khongsong||Unified junior welterweight titles||ESPN+|
|Sept. 26||Uncasville, Connecticut||Jermall Charlo (c) vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko||WBC middleweight title ||Showtime PPV|
|Sept. 26||Uncasville, Connecticut||Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Jeison Rosario (c)||WBC, WBA, IBF junior middleweight unification ||Showtime PPV|
|Oct. 3||Cardiff, Wales||George Kambosos Jr. vs. Lee Selby ||IBF lightweight title eliminator||DAZN|
|Oct. 3||Las Vegas||Jose Zepeda vs. Ivan Baranchyk||Junior welterweights||ESPN+|
|Oct. 9||Las Vegas||Emanuel Navarrete (c) vs. Ruben Villa||WBO featherweight title||ESPN|
|Oct. 10||Uncasville, Connecticut||Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukahorov||IBF interim welterweight title||Showtime|
|Oct. 17||Las Vegas||Vasiliy Lomachenko (c) vs. Teofimo Lopez (c)||Lightweight title unification||ESPN|
|Oct. 17||Newcastle, England||Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez ||Junior welterweights||DAZN|
|Oct. 23||Las Vegas||Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Adam Deines||WBC, IBF light heavyweight titles||ESPN|
|Oct. 24||Uncasville, Connecticut||Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Leo Santa Cruz (c)||WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titles||Showtime PPV|
|Oct. 24||London||Daniel Dubois vs. Joy Joyce||Heavyweights||TBD|
|Oct. 31||Las Vegas||Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Jason Moloney||IBF, Ring bantamweight titles||ESPN+|
|Nov. 21||TBD||Errol Spence (c) vs. Danny Garcia||Welterweight title||Fox PPV|
|Nov. 28||Uncasville, Connecticut||Chris Colbert vs. Jaime Arboleda||Junior lightweights||Showtime|
|Nov. 28||Los Angeles||Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.||Heavyweight exhibition||Triller PPV|
|Dec. 12||Uncasville, Connecticut||Nordine Oubaali (c) vs. Nonito Donaire||WBC bantamweight title||Showtime|