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Boxing schedule for 2020: Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz, Aleksandr Usyk vs. Dereck Chisora on tap

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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.

Jermell and Jermall Charlo showed why they are two of the best boxers in the world in September with wins over Jeison Rosario and Serigy Derevyanchenko during a Showtime PPV doubleheader. The duo have just one loss combined to their resumes and it was avenged. 

Then in October, we saw a new unified lightweight champion crowned as Teofimo Lopez Jr. shocked many with his unanimous decision win over pound-for-pound great Vasiliy Lomachenko. There’s still more action to be had in October, however, as Gervonta Davis returns when he faces off with Leo Santa Cruz on Showtime PPV on Oct. 31. Plus, heavyweight Aleksandr Usyk and bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue also fight on Halloween.

Then there’s the super exhibition everyone is talking about in November. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are set to face off in an exhibition match on Nov. 28 in California. The bout was originally expected to take place on Sept. 12, but has been delayed, according to reports. While many of the details are still to be determined, seeing a pair of former champions mixed it up in their 50s will be worth the PPV price.

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

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

Oct. 24 Uncasville, Connecticut Sergey Lipinets vs. Custio Clayton IBF interim welterweight title Showtime
Oct. 31 England Aleksandr Usyk vs. Dereck Chisora Heavyweights DAZN
Oct. 31 Uncasville, Connecticut Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Leo Santa Cruz (c) WBA lightweight and WBA junior lightweight titles Showtime PPV
Oct. 31 Las Vegas Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Jason Moloney IBF, Ring bantamweight titles ESPN+
Nov. 21 TBA Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte Heavyweights DAZN
Nov. 27 Kansas City, Missori Vaughn Alexander vs. DeAndre Neal Super middleweights CBSSN
Nov. 28 London Daniel Dubois vs. Joe Joyce Heavyweights TBD
Nov. 28 Uncasville, Connecticut Chris Colbert vs. Jaime Arboleda Junior lightweights Showtime
Nov. 28 Los Angeles Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.  Heavyweight exhibition Triller PPV
Dec. 5 TBD Luke Campbell vs. Ryan Garcia Interim WBC lightweight title DAZN
Dec. 5 Dallas, Texas Errol Spence (c) vs. Danny Garcia Unified welterweight titles Fox PPV
Dec. 12 London Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Kubrat Pulev Unified heavyweight titles DAZN
Dec. 12 Uncasville, Connecticut Nordine Oubaali (c) vs. Nonito Donaire WBC bantamweight title Showtime





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