Boxing schedule 2018: Fight dates, must-see events

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.

Boxing schedule 2018: Fight dates, must-see events

Boxing schedule 2018: Fight dates, must-see events

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.

MORE: SN's pound-for-pound rankings — It's loaded at the top

While other big fights could be announced, here is what's currently scheduled.

April 7

  • 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

April 21


  • 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

Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire for vacant WBO interim featherweight title

Liverpool, England

  • Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco; Welterweights

April 28

  • 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

May 5

Las Vegas

  • Gennady Golovkin vs. TBA for Golovkin's IBF/WBA/WBC Middleweight title


  • Tony Bellew vs. David Haye; Heavyweights

May 12

New York City

  • Jorge Linares vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko for Linares' WBA Lightweight title
  • Michael Conlan vs. TBA; Featherweights

Verona, NY

  • Sadam Ali vs. Liam Smith for Ali's WBO Junior Middleweight title

May 19


  • Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack for Stevenson's WBC Light Heavyweight title

June 2

  • George Groves vs. Callum Smith for Groves' WBA Super Middleweight title, World Boxing Super Series final

June 9

Las Vegas

  • Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford for Horn's WBO welterweight title

Los Angeles

  • 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

June 16

  • Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo for Spence Jr.'s IBF Welterweight title

June 23

  • Billy Joe Saunders vs. Martin Murray for Saunders' WBO Middleweight title

July 14

  • Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao for Matthysse's WBA "regular" Welterweight title

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News. Subscribe to his You Tube channel here. You can email him at and can find him on Twitter @SMuehlhausenMMA .

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