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. 19 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.
On Oct. 24, Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will meet on Showtime pay-per-view in a fight for Davis’ WBA lightweight title and Santa Cruz’s WBA junior lightweight title.
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Not to be outdone, a pair of legends will step into the ring one more time for an exhibition bout sure to have fans buzzing. Mike Tyson will face Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 in an exhibition with larger gloves and the intent not to knock each other out. The bout will air on PPV.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2020 year.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|July 24||Indio, California||Vergil Ortiz vs. Samuel Vargas||Welterweights||DAZN|
|Aug. 1||Uncasville, Connecticut||Stephen Fulton Jr. vs. Angelo Leo||Vacant WBO junior featherweight title||Showtime|
|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||London||Carl Frampton vs. Vahram Vardanyan||Junior lightweights||ESPN|
|Aug. 15||Uncasville, Connecticut||David Benavidez (c) vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo||WBC super middleweight title||Showtime|
|Aug. 22||Las Vegas, Nevada||Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith Jr.||WBO light heavyweight title eliminator||TBA|
|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|
|Aug. 29||Las Vegas||Jose Ramirez (c) vs. Viktor Postol||WBO and WBC junior welterweight titles||ESPN|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles||Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.||Heavyweight exhibition||Triller|
|Sept. 19||Uncasville, Connecticut||Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha||Junior middleweights||Showtime|
|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. 10||Uncasville, Connecticut||Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukahorov||IBF interim welterweight title||Showtime|
|Oct. 17||Newcastle, England||Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez||Junior welterweights||DAZN|
|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|
|Nov. 28||Uncasville, Connecticut||Chris Colbert vs. Jaime Arboleda||Junior lightweights||Showtime|
|Dec. 12||Uncasville, Connecticut||Nordine Oubaali (c) vs. Nonito Donaire||WBC bantamweight title||Showtime|