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, Manny Pacquiao and SN Boxing's No. 1 ranked Terence Crawford.
While other big fights could be announced, here is what's currently scheduled.
- 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. Austin Trout for Charlo's WBC Junior Middleweight title
- Tyson Fury vs. Sefer Seferi; Heavyweights
- Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title
- Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo for Spence Jr.'s IBF Welterweight title
- Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores for Roman's WBA Junior Featherweight title
- Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels for vacant IBF/WBA Women's Middleweight titles
- Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson for Hammer's WBC/WBO Women's Middleweight titles
- Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao for Matthysse's WBA "regular" Welterweight title
- Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem for vacant IBF Flyweight title
- Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu for Canizales' WBA "regular" Junior Flyweight title
- Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker; Heavyweights
- Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez for Kovalev's WBO Light Heavyweight title
- Dmitry Bivol vs. TBA for Bivol's WBA Light Heavyweight title
- Sullivan Barrera vs. TBA; Light Heavyweights
- Canelo Alvarez vs. TBA; Middleweights
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