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

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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.

Aug. 7Essex, LondonTeri Harper (c) vs. Natasha JonasWomen’s junior lightweightsDAZN
Aug. 8Los Angeles, CaliforniaThomas Dulorme vs. Jamal JamesInterim WBA welterweight titleFOX
Aug. 14Essex, LondonFelix Cash vs. Jason WelbornMiddleweightsDAZN
Aug. 15LondonCarl Frampton vs. Vahram VardanyanJunior lightweightsESPN
Aug. 15Uncasville, ConnecticutDavid Benavidez (c) vs. Roamer Alexis AnguloWBC super middleweight titleShowtime
Aug. 22Las Vegas, NevadaEleider Alvarez vs. Joe Smith Jr.WBO light heavyweight title eliminatorTBA
Aug. 22Essex LondonDillian Whyte (ic) vs. Alexander PovetkinInterim WBC heavyweight titleDAZN
Aug. 28Indio, CaliforniaJorge Linares vs. Javier Fortuna  LightweightsDAZN
Aug. 29Las VegasJose Ramirez (c) vs. Viktor PostolWBO and WBC junior welterweight titlesESPN
Sept. 12Los AngelesMike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.Heavyweight exhibitionTriller
Sept. 19Uncasville, ConnecticutErickson Lubin vs. Terrell GaushaJunior middleweightsShowtime
Sept. 26Uncasville, ConnecticutJermall Charlo (c) vs. Sergiy DerevyanchenkoWBC middleweight title Showtime PPV
Sept. 26Uncasville, ConnecticutJermell Charlo (c) vs. Jeison Rosario (c)WBC, WBA, IBF junior middleweight unification Showtime PPV
Oct. 3Cardiff, WalesGeorge Kambosos Jr. vs. Lee Selby  IBF lightweight title eliminatorDAZN
Oct. 10Uncasville, ConnecticutSergey Lipinets vs. Kudratillo AbdukahorovIBF interim welterweight titleShowtime
Oct. 17Newcastle, EnglandLewis Ritson vs. Miguel Vazquez  Junior welterweightsDAZN
Oct. 24Uncasville, ConnecticutGervonta Davis (c) vs. Leo Santa Cruz (c)WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titlesShowtime PPV
Oct. 24LondonDaniel Dubois vs. Joy JoyceHeavyweightsTBD
Nov. 28Uncasville, ConnecticutChris Colbert vs. Jaime ArboledaJunior lightweightsShowtime
Dec. 12Uncasville, ConnecticutNordine Oubaali (c) vs. Nonito DonaireWBC bantamweight titleShowtime


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