Boxing schedule for 2020: Top Rank leads the way back from coronavirus hiatus

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While boxing had a strong start to 2020, headlined by Tyson Fury’s destruction of Deontay Wilder in February, the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the sport’s schedule and halted all momentum gained from the massive heavyweight showdown. Now, Top Rank has led the way on bringing boxing back with multiple events held weekly from Las Vegas.

Many big fights are still planned, but without set dates or venues as the world continues to deal with the pandemic. Many big fights are not possible without live gates to support the purses involved. So while fights such as Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev, Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Derek Chisora, Naoya Inoue vs. John Riel Casimero and the third fight between Fury and Wilder are all still planned, there’s no clear idea of when or where.

On boxing’s current schedule, there’s only one scheduled championship fight with Jamel Herring scheduled to defend his WBO junior welterweight championship against Jonathan Oquendo on July 2 in Las Vegas. Every fight on the upcoming schedule except for showcase fights for Emanuel Navarrete and Miguel Berchelt — which both take place in Mexico City — is set to go down from Las Vegas.

Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2020 year.

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

June 18 Las Vegas Jose Pedraza vs. Mikkel LesPierre Junior welterweights ESPN
June 20 Mexico City Emanuel Navarrete vs. Uriel Lopez Junior featherweights ESPN+
June 23 Las Vegas Andrew Moloney vs. Joshua Franco Super flyweights ESPN
June 25 Las Vegas Jason Moloney vs. Leonardo Baez Bantamweights ESPN
June 27 Mexico City Miguel Berchelt vs. Eleazar Valenzuela Junior lightweights ESPN+
June 30 Las Vegas Alex Saucedo vs. Sonny Fredrickson Junior welterweights ESPN
July 2 Las Vegas Jamel Herring (c) vs. Jonathan Oquendo WBO junior welterweight title TBD
July 7 Las Vegas Ivan Baranchyk vs. Jose Zeped Junior welterweight ESPN

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