Updated schedule of latest Pro Boxing Shows

This boxing schedule is updated on a regular basis. Use of bold type denotes either a local boxer, a boxer with local ties or a major championship. If you see an error, know of a local boxer or boxing event that’s been overlooked, please advise us so we can add that information. A local boxing show is in Red; a show to air on TV is marked in Green.


 

APRIL

 

 

 

April 25

At Tunica, Miss. (PBC on Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes):

  • Oscar Molina vs. Levan Ghvamichava, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Brandon Figueroa vs. TBA, 6 or 8 rounds, junior featherweights

Date: April 27

At the Escape Bar, Calle Sexta y Revolucion, Tijuana, B. C., Mexico

At Durham Armory, Durham, North Carolina:

Jamar Freeman vs. Jeremy Ramos, 6 rounds, junior middleweights;

  • Donnie Marshall vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Marklin Bailey vs. Vinnie Denierio, 4 rounds, lightweights
  • Anthony Sonnier vs. Sean O’Malley, 4 rounds, welterweights
  • Osnel Charles vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Austin Bryant vs. Lawrence Gabriel, 4 rounds, cruiserweights
  • Nathaniel Williams vs. Brandon Maske, 4 rounds, heavyweights
  • Carlos Olmeda vs. Usiel Hernandez, 4 rounds, junior lightweights
  • Alan Lawrence vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights

Date: April 28

At the Salon Mezzanine in Tijuana, B. C., Mexico

Super lightweight Armando Tovar (6-1, 5 KOs) from San Diego vs. TBA; Simon Torres (1-0, 1 KO) from San Diego vs. TBA; Elias Diaz (3-0, 2 KOs) vs TBA, Adrian Gutierrez (2-0, 2 KOs) vs. TBA, and middleweight Tony Hirsch (21-6-2, 8 KOs) from Oakland, Calif. At Marriot Convention Center, Burbank, Calif. (Promoter Bob Arum, Top Rank Promotions)

At Studio City, Calif. (UniMas):

Casey Ramos vs. Miguel Beltran, 10 rounds, lightweights

At Chicago, Illinois

  • Ramiro Carrillo vs. TBA, 8 rounds, lightweights
  • Josh Hernandez vs. TBA, 6 rounds, junior lightweights
  • Shawn Simpson vs. TBA, 6 rounds, bantamweights
  • Jessica McCaskill vs. TBA, 6 rounds, female lightweights
  • Jose Felix Quezada vs. TBA, 6 rounds, lightweights
  • Ruben Schobitz vs. Cesar Ruiz, 4 or 6 rounds, super middleweights
  • William Hernandez vs. Giovanni Mioletti, 4 or 6 rounds, featherweights
  • Marteze McGregor vs. TBA, 4 rounds, light heavyweights

At Sofia, Bulgaria:

  • Kubrat Pulev vs. Kevin Johnson, 12 rounds, heavyweights

Date: April 29

At London:

Anthony Joshua (l) vs. Wladimir Klitschko (r), 12 rounds, for Joshua’s IBF and vacant WBA heavyweight title.

Scott Quigg vs. Viorel Simion, 12 rounds, featherweights; 

  • Katie Taylor vs. TBA, 8 rounds, female lightweights
  • Lawrence Okolie vs. TBA, 4 rounds, cruiserweights
  • Josh Kelly vs. TBA, 4 rounds, welterweights
  • Joe Cordina vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior lightweights

Lightweight, 30-year-old Katie Taylor (4-0, 2 KOs) is from Bray, Ireland.

At Tijuana, Mexico (beIN Sports Espanol):

Ramon Alvarez vs. Omar Chavez, rematch, 10 or 12 rounds, middleweights

At Cebu City, Philippines:

  • Donnie Nietes vs. Komgrich Nantapech, 12 rounds, for vacant IBF flyweight title
  • Mark Magsayo vs. Issa Nampepeche, 10 rounds, featherweights
  • Jeo Santisima vs. Master Suro, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
  • Virgil Vitor vs. Michael Escobia, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
  • Kenneth Gentallan vs. John Kenan Villaflor, 8 rounds, junior bantamweights
  • Esneth Domingo vs. Ramil Antaran, 8 rounds, flyweights
  • Junrel Jimenez vs. Ian Ligutan, 8 rounds, flyweights
  • Christian Bacolod vs. Mike Kinaadman, 6 rounds, flyweights

At Las Vegas (PBC on Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes):

  • Beibut Shumenov vs. Yunier Dorticos, 12 rounds, for Shumenov’s WBA “regular” cruiserweight title
  • Carlos Zambrano vs. Claudio Marrero, 12 rounds, for Zambrano’s WBA interim featherweight title

MAY 

Date: May 5

At Las Vegas (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes):

  • Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Robinson Castellanos, 10 rounds, lightweights
  • Abraham Lopez vs. Jesus Rojas, 10 rounds, featherweights
  • Yamaguchi Falcao vs. Morgan Fitch 10 rounds, middleweights

At Reno, Nev. (UniMas):

  • Jose Ramirez vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Gabriel Flores Jr. vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights

At the Quiet Canyon Country Club, Montebello, Calif.

All Star Boxing’s Battle of the Rising Stars, 

Date: May 6

At Las Vegas (HBO PPV): Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 12 rounds, super middleweights; featherweights Joseph Diaz (23-0, 13 KOs) vs. Manuel “Tino” Avila (22-0, 8 KOs); Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) vs. Emmanuel “Dorado” Taylor (20-4, 14 KOs), 10 rounds, welterweights; David Lemieux (37-3, 33 KOs) vs Marcos Reyes (35-4, 26 KOs); plus the debut of super welterweight Raul Curiel vs TBA, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

At Auckand, New Zealand:

  • Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury, 12 rounds, for Parker’s WBO heavyweight title

At Turku, Finland:

Edis Tatli vs. Francesco Patera, 12 rounds, for Tatli’s European lightweight title

At Hamilton, Bermuda:

  • Earl Bascome vs. David Rangel, 6 rounds, welterweights

At Blaine, Minn.:

  • Marcos Forestal vs. Vicente Alfaro, 10 rounds, junior featherweights

At Copthorne, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Date: Thursday, May 11

At the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn.:

Delvin Rodriguez vs. Courtney Pennington, 10 rounds, junior middleweights; plus Kali “KO” Reis vs TBA.

Date: Friday, May 12

At St. Louis, MissouriUndefeated heavyweight Stephan Shaw (8-0, 5 KOs), 24-years-old6’4″ tall, who now lives in San Diego and trains at The Arena Gym, Point Loma, San Diego, Calif. gets an opportunity to return home to St. Louis, Missouri and perform/impress the home folk.

Date: May 13

At Arena Oasis, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Box Azteca

At Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, on Televisa

At Birmingham, England:

  • Kal Yafai vs. Suguru Muranaka, 12 rounds, for Yafai’s WBA junior bantamweight title
  • Cerefino Rodriguez vs. Sam Eggington, 12 rounds, for Rodriguez’s European welterweight title
  • Frankie Gavin vs. Dave Ryan, 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Sean Davis vs. Gamal Yafai, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
  • Ryan Kelly vs. Adam Harper, 10 rounds, middleweights
  • Lennox Clarke vs. TBA, 10 rounds, super middleweights
  • Jordan Clayton vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Charlie Williams vs. TBA, 4 rounds, lightweights
  • David Egan vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior middleweights

At Leeds, England:

  • Josh Warrington vs. Marco McCullough, 12 rounds, featherweights
  • Jazza Dickens vs. Thomas Patrick Ward, 12 rounds, for Dickens’ British junior lightweight title
  • Nicola Adams vs. TBA, 4 rounds, female flyweights
  • Josh Leather vs. Phillip Sutcliffe Jr., 12 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Tyrone Nurse vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

At Ypsilanti, Michigan:

  • James Toney vs. Mike Sheppard, 12 rounds, heavyweights
  • Cornelius “K9” Bundrage vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
  • Lanardo Tyner vs. TBA, 10 rounds, welterweights
  • Patrick Boozer vs. TBA, 6 rounds, welterweights

At Karlsruhe, Germany:

  • Vincent Feigenbutz vs. Andrey Sirotkin, 10 or 12 rounds, super middleweights

At Punta del Este, Uruguay:

  • Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo vs. Oscar Meza, 12 rounds, welterweights

May 18 (Thursday)

At Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona (Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN): Diego De La Hoya versus Erik Ruiz

May 19

At the Barclay Card Arena in Hamburg, Germany

28-year-old Mario Daser (left) 12-0, 5 KOs from Munich, Bayern, Germany vs. 37-year-old, 6’3″ Ola Afolabi (second from the right) 22-5-4, 11 KOs from Los Angeles, Calif., by way of London, United Kingdom. The others on this fight card include: heavyweight Christian Hammer 21-4, 12 KOs (3rd from the left); Karo Murat (30-3-1, 19 KOs) from Kitzingen, Bayern, Germany by way of Yerevan, Armenia (r) and welterweight Fatih Keles (7-0, 5 KOs) from Hamburg, Germany by way of Trabzon, Turkey.

May 20

At New York (HBO):

Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz, 12 rounds, for Crawford’s WBO/WBC junior welterweight title; Raymundo Beltran vs Jonathan Maicelo, 12 rounds, IBF lightweight eliminator; Shakur Stevenson vs. TBA, 6 rounds, featherweights

At Oxon Hill, Md. (Showtime):

  • Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon, 12 rounds, for Russell’s WBC featherweight title
  • Jose Uzcategui vs. Andre Dirrell, 12 rounds, for vacant IBF interim super middleweight title
  • Gary Antonio Russell vs. TBA, 6 rounds, bantamweights
  • Gary Antuanne Russell vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

(l) Trainer Jose Cital and super middleweight contender Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui are all smiles after signing to fight Andre Dirrell for the IBF title. (top, right, l to r) Jose Cital, Jose Uzcatequi and distinguished boxing promoter Fernando Beltran. The dudes (below, right) – still a mystery.

Often, boxing is about being at the right place at the right time! Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (26-years-old, 26-1, 22 KOs) who was born and raised in El Vigia, Venezuela and later moved to San Diego to start training with Jose Cital at the Undisputed Fitness Downtown Gym, will be back in action on May 20th. Uzcategui, who last fought on August 20, 2016 at the La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, B. C., Mexico, against Fabiano “Pit Bull” Pena (19-6-1), knocked Pena out at 1:16 of round two. Now living in Tijuana, he recently signed a promotional contract with Fernando Beltrán, the CEO of Zanfer Promociones, who got him this upcoming fight with the 6’1″ southpaw Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16 KOs) from Flint Michigan. The venue for this title fight in Washington, D. C. has not been announced.

Dirrell, the 2004 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist, dropped to 0-2 in world title fights after he got knocked down twice in the second round and lost an otherwise competitive decision to England’s James DeGale for a vacant belt in May of 2015. Dirrell then returned on April 29, 2016 and was outpointed by Australia’s Blake Caparello in an awful performance in which Dirrell got knocked down in the second round, shook it off but then cruised to a lopsided decision, 98-91 on all three scorecards. With DeGale sidelined by injuries, Dirrell was then slated to face Uzcategui for the interim belt with the winner having to face DeGale upon his return.

At London (Showtime):

At Tokyo, Japan:

  • Hassan N’Dam vs. Ryota Murata, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA “regular” middleweight title
  • Ganigan Lopez vs. Ken Shiro, 12 rounds, for Lopez’s WBC junior flyweight title
  • Juan Hernandez Navarrete vs. Daigo Higa, 12 rounds, for Hernandez Navarrete’s WBC flyweight title

    Something you rarely see: world champions Juan “Churritos” Hernández and Ganigan López will be making away from home defenses of their titles at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan. Hernandez, the WBC flyweight champ after defeating Nawaphon Kaikanha from Thailand on March 4th returns to Asia to fight Japan’s Daigo Higa, who has a 12-0 record, all wins by knockout. While Higa represents a formidable challenge, Hernandez also has fire power, having won 25 of his 34 wins by knockout plus he’s now won 16 bouts in a row.

    Ganigan (28-6, 17 KOs), the WBC light flyweight champ, is making the second defense of his belt against unbeaten Ken Shiro of Japan who has five knockouts in 9 bouts. Ganigan won his belt on March 4, 2016 after defeating Japan’s Kimura Kimura and then defended it against Filipino contender Jonathan Taconing on July 2 in Mexico City.

At Nagoya, Japan:

  • Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta, 12 rounds, for Tanaka’s WBO junior flyweight title

At Motherwell, Scotland:

  • Gary Cornish vs. Sam Sexton, 12 rounds, for vacant British heavyweight title
  • Jamie Wilson vs. TBA, 10 rounds, bantamweights
  • Eddie Doyle vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights

At Palm Springs, Calif.:

  • Maximiliano Becerra vs. Ricardo Maldonado, 8 rounds, junior welterweights
  • Eric Altamirano vs. TBA, 6 rounds, lightweights
  • Daniel Andujo vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior bantamweights

At Poznan, Poland:

  • Noel Gevor vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk, 12 rounds, IBF cruiserweight eliminator

At Rostov-on-Don, Russia:

Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola (25-3, 23 KOs), 6’2″ tall, 36-years-old from Kansas City, Kansas by way of Ilesha, Nigeria is taking on 31-year-old, 6’2 1/2″ Dmitry “The Russian Hammer” Kudryashov (20-1, 20 KOs) from Volgodonsk, Russia, in a 12 round, cruiserweight rematch. In their first go-round, Durodola took the fight to the inside in round two, cutting off the ring, and backing Kudryashov up into the ropes. Then, Durodola landed power right hand after power right to the head of the Russian until referee Jay Needy stepped in to stop the carnage. At the time, Durodola was making a bid for a shot at the WBA world title held by Denis Lebedev. The following May, Durodola got his shot at a title, the WBC Silver Cruiserweight title, and was stopped by the now famous, Mairis Briedis by way of a 9th round TKO. So, in essence, this fight is a rematch between two of the former top contenders.

Date: May 21

At Tokyo:

  • Naoya Inoue vs. Ricardo Rodriguez, 12 rounds, for Inoue’s WBO junior bantamweight title
  • Akira Yaegashi vs. Milan Melindo, 12 rounds, for Yaegashi’s IBF junior flyweight title
  • Satoshi Shimizu vs. Takuya Yamamoto, 8 rounds, featherweights

Date: May 27

At Sheffield, England (Showtime):

Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence Jr., 12 rounds, for Brook’s IBF welterweight title

At TBA, Italy:

Emanuele Blandamura vs. Alessandro Goddi, 12 rounds, Blandamura’s for European middleweight title

At Helsinki, Finland:

Robert Helenius vs. Dereck Chisora, rematch, 12 rounds, heavyweights

At Mexico

JUNE

Date: June 3

At the Sparta Boxing Arena, El Centro, Calif.

Date: Saturday, June 3

At Quebec City:

  • Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara, rematch, 12 rounds for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title

At Hollywood, Fla.:

  • Fres Oquendo vs. Shannon Briggs, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title

June 17

At TBA (ESPN Deportes):

  • “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN”

At Las Vegas (HBO PPV):

The Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev rematch, 12 rounds, for Ward’s WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles and

also, Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores, 12 rounds, for Rigondeaux’s WBA junior featherweight title

June 23

At Austin, Texas (PBC on Bounce TV):

Premier Boxing Champions

June 24

At TBA:

  • Agit Kabayel vs. TBA, 12 rounds, for Kabayel’s European heavyweight title

June 30

At TBA (ESPN Deportes):

  • “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN”

JULY

July 1

At Brisbane, Australia:

  • Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn, 12 rounds, for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title

AUGUST

August 4

At TBA (ESPN2/ESPN Deportes):

  • “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN”

August 18

At TBA (ESPN Deportes):

  • “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN”

SEPTEMBER

September 9

At Ekaterinburg, Russia:

  • Shane Mosley vs. Magomed Kurbanov, 12 rounds, junior middleweights
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