Thursday, July 25, 2024

Boxing schedule for 2024: Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry, Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal on tap for summer

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The biggest fight of 2024 is now in the rear-view after Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury to become undisputed heavyweight champion on May 18 in Saudi Arabia. The fight was another in the long list of massive showdowns that boxing has produced over the past few years.

A rematch between Usyk and Fury is now on the books, with the clash set for Dec. 21. The fight will again be held in Saudi Arabia, which has become the new home of the biggest fights in the sport.

Another big name got a big victory to kick off the summer stretch with Gervonta “Tank” Davis stopping Frank Martin in the eighth round of their June 15 bout. With the win, Davis retained the WBA lightweight title and kept himself in the driver’s seat for big fights down the road.

In a strange pairing that will intrigue a different audience, former UFC stars Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will meet in the boxing ring on July 6, a spiritual successor to their ceremonial BMF championship fight at UFC 244 in 2019.

Also set for the summer was one of the strangest, yet most intriguing fights on the boxing calendar, former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was set return to the boxing ring at age 58 against social media star-turned-boxer Jake Paul, 27, on Netflix on July 20. Unfortunately, a medical issue for Tyson has forced the fight to be postponed to Nov. 15.

In a surprising twist, Paul decided to remain on the July 20 date and will face former UFC fighter and current bare-knuckle star Mike Perry in a dangerous bout for both men.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

2024 upcoming boxing schedule

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
July 6 Newark, New Jersey Shakur Stevenson (c) vs. Artem Harutyunyan WBC lightweight title ESPN
July 6 Anaheim, California Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal Light heavyweights Fanmio PPV
July 13 Philadelphia Jaron Ennis (c) vs. David Avanesyan IBF welterweight title DAZN
July 13 Las Vegas Janibek Alimkhanuly (c) vs. Andrei Mikhailovich WBO, IBF middleweight titles ESPN
July 20 Tokyo Junto Nakatani (c) vs. Vincent Astrolabio WBC bantamweight title ESPN+
July 20 Tampa Jake Paul vs. Mike Perry Cruiserweights DAZN PPV
July 27 London Joe Joyce vs. Derek Chisora Heavyweights DAZN
Aug. 3 Los Angeles Terence Crawford vs. Israil Madrimov Junior middleweights TBD
Aug. 10 Albuquerque, New Mexico Luis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Angelo Leo IBF featherweight title ESPN
Aug. 24 Manchester, England  Jack Catterall vs. Regis Prograis Junior welterweights DAZN
Nov. 15 Arlington, Texas Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson Heavyweights Netflix
Dec. 21 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Oleksander Usyk (c) vs. Tyson Fury Undisputed heavyweight championship PPV

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