After the exciting and thrilling year of boxing in 2022, 2023 is all set to hold you down and stick your eyeballs to the TV Screens with the excitement of the scheduled boxing tournaments. We’ve listed in this article four major boxing fights for you that you would like to mark your calendar with.
Devin Haney vs. Vasyl Lomachenko
With all the lightweight belts under his name, Devin Haney (20-0-0) is the undisputed one. Now he is ready for his next battle with Ukrainian professional boxer, Vasyl Lomachenko (17-2-0), on 20th May.
With the invasion of Russia on Ukraine, Vasyl walked away from boxing to return to his homeland and support the war effort. But now the former champion is back to claim all the records. It will be interesting to watch how the undisputed one will keep his title and how the fighter who left boxing fought against the enemy to protect his homeland.
Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez
Teófimo López (18-1-0), also known as “The Takeover,” is an American professional boxer. His father wanted him to pursue a career in boxing, and he began his boxing journey at the age of six. He is a former unified lightweight world champion. Teófimo López has fought 19 times with 18 wins and a single loss, which includes 13 knockout wins, and four title wins.
Whereas Josh Taylor (19-0-0), The Tartan Tornado, is a Scottish professional boxer. He is a super-lightweight world champion. He fought till 19 fights without a loss. It would be heart-pounding to watch the world champions fight against each other in the upcoming fight on 10th June 2023.
Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz
Jake Paul (6-1-0) is not only an influencer on social media but also managed to influence the boxing platform with a professional boxing record of 6 wins and 1 loss. He has been involved since 2018 but started his professional debut on December 21, 2019, against AnEsonGib.
While Nate Diaz won the Ultimate Fighter 5 tournament, Fight of the Night eight times. Diaz left the UFC in 2022 and wants to conquer the boxing world before returning to pursue a UFC career. This will be his first professional boxing match with Jake Paul on 5th Aug 2023. This fight is crucial for both as Jake Paul would want to bounce back again as a winner while Diaz would like to mark his debut in boxing with a win. But only time will reveal who will win the fight, the influencer boxer or the UFC ultimate fighter.
Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk
Both Tyson Fury (33-0-1) & Oleksandr Usyk (20-0-0) are supposed to fight for the world heavyweight title. The ongoing negotiations between the two are not going well. They have a disagreement over financial terms and contractual clauses which causes this most awaited fight to get delayed. Rumors are that both fighters are now seeing different opponents to fight. However, rumors are going on that this fight will happen in London on April 29th, not been confirmed yet. Hope we get to see these fights. Fans eagerly hope to witness the highly anticipated battle between these two undisputed legends.