October 1, 2020

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Boxing schedule for 2020: Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.; Charlo brother’s PPV doubleheader highlight fights

Watch Now: Charlo Twins to Fight In PPV Doubleheader on September 26th (2:07)

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down boxing, a series of Top Rank shows “in the bubble” in Las Vegas kickstarted the sport’s comeback. While those cards lacked top-tier names and championship fights, the boxing calendar is now filling with big fights, highlighted by a series of PBC events on Showtime and Showtime pay-per-view.

The highlight of the current schedule is a Sept. 19 doubleheader featuring the Charlo twins. Jermall Charlo will headline a small card on Showtime pay-per-view, putting his WBC middleweight title on the line against Sergiy Derevyanchenko. On the same pay-per-view, Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosaro will battle in a WBC, WBA and IBF junior middleweight unification bout.

On Oct. 24, Gervonta Davis and Leo Santa Cruz will meet on Showtime pay-per-view in a fight for Davis’ WBA lightweight title and Santa Cruz’s WBA junior lightweight title.

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Not to be outdone, a pair of legends will step into the ring one more time for an exhibition bout sure to have fans buzzing. Mike Tyson will face Roy Jones Jr. on Sept. 12 in an exhibition with larger gloves and the intent not to knock each other out. The bout will air on PPV. 

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

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

Date Location Main event Weightclass/title Network
Aug. 7 Essex, London Teri Harper (c) vs. Natasha Jonas Women’s junior lightweights DAZN
Aug. 8 Los Angeles, California Thomas Dulorme vs. Jamal James Interim WBA welterweight title FOX
Aug. 14 Essex, London Felix Cash vs. Jason Welborn Middleweights DAZN
Aug. 15 London Carl Frampton vs. Vahram Vardanyan Junior lightweights ESPN
Aug. 15 Uncasville, Connecticut David Benavidez (c) vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo WBC super middleweight title Showtime
Aug. 22 Las Vegas, Nevada Eleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBO light heavyweight title eliminator TBA
Aug. 22 Essex London Dillian Whyte (ic) vs. Alexander Povetkin Interim WBC heavyweight title DAZN
Aug. 28 Indio, California Jorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna   Lightweights DAZN
Aug. 29 Las Vegas Jose Ramirez (c) vs. Viktor Postol WBO and WBC junior welterweight titles ESPN
Sept. 12 Los Angeles Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Heavyweight exhibition Triller
Sept. 19 Uncasville, Connecticut Erickson Lubin vs. Terrell Gausha Junior middleweights Showtime
Sept. 26 Uncasville, Connecticut Jermall Charlo (c) vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko WBC middleweight title  Showtime PPV
Sept. 26 Uncasville, Connecticut Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Jeison Rosario (c) WBC, WBA, IBF junior middleweight unification  Showtime PPV
Oct. 3 Cardiff, Wales George Kambosos Jr. vs. Lee Selby   IBF lightweight title eliminator DAZN
Oct. 10 Uncasville, Connecticut Sergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo Abdukahorov IBF interim welterweight title Showtime
Oct. 17 Newcastle, England Lewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez   Junior welterweights DAZN
Oct. 24 Uncasville, Connecticut Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Leo Santa Cruz (c) WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titles Showtime PPV
Oct. 24 London Daniel Dubois vs. Joy Joyce Heavyweights TBD
Nov. 28 Uncasville, Connecticut Chris Colbert vs. Jaime Arboleda Junior lightweights Showtime
Dec. 12 Uncasville, Connecticut Nordine Oubaali (c) vs. Nonito Donaire WBC bantamweight title Showtime