Boxing in 2017 delivered many fights that fans have been wanting to see. 2018 looks to be even better — if the first half of the year is any indication, then it definitely will be.
A couple of big fights highlight 2018's first-half schedule, including a heavyweight title unification bout between Anthony Joshua against Joseph Parker and the lightweight title fight between Jorge Linares and SN Boxing's No. 3 ranked Vasyl Lomachenko.
Other big names to keep an eye on: Errol Spence, Daniel Jacobs and SN Boxing's No. 1 ranked Terence Crawford.
While other big fights could be announced, here is what's currently scheduled.
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara in an IBF/WBA Jr. Middleweight unification bout
- Caleb Truax vs. James DeGale, rematch, for Truax's IBF Super Middleweight title
- Adrien Broner vs. Jesse Vargas; Welterweights
- Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno for vacant WBC Interim Middleweight title
- Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar for vacant WBA "Regular" Junior Lightweight title
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- Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire for vacant WBO interim featherweight title
- Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco; Welterweights
- Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki; Middleweights
- Jarrell Miller vs. Johann Duhaupas; WBA Heavyweight title eliminator
- Katie Taylor vs. Victoria Bustos in a WBA/IBF Women's Lightweight title unification
- Gennady Golovkin vs. TBA for Golovkin's IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight title
- Tony Bellew vs. David Haye; Heavyweights
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- Jorge Linares vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko for Linares' WBA Lightweight title
- Michael Conlan vs. TBA; Featherweights
- Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith for Ali's WBO Junior Middleweight title
- Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack for Stevenson's WBC Light Heavyweight title
- George Groves vs. Callum Smith for Groves' WBA Super Middleweight title, World Boxing Super Series final
- Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford for Horn's WBO welterweight title
- Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II for Santa Cruz's WBA "Super" Featherweight title
- Jermell Charlo vs. TBA for Charlo's WBC Junior Middleweight title
- Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo for Spence Jr.'s IBF Welterweight title
- Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray for Saunders' WBO Middleweight title
- Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao for Matthysse's WBA "regular" Welterweight title
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