By Brandon Wise,
Boxing continues to deliver in a big way for fans across the world in 2019 with big fights and huge names all competing so far in 2019. We started off with Manny Pacquiao scoring a decision win over Adrien Broner in January before seeing more welterweights take to the ring in huge showcase bouts. Errol Spence proved to be too much for Mikey Garcia, Terence Crawford dominated Amir Khan, Keith Thurman outlasted Josesito Lopez and Danny Garcia battered Adrian Granados. Now, the 147-pound division is set for some big business later this year.
In May, we saw Canelo Alvarez prove once again why he is one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world with a decision win over Daniel Jacobs. If all goes according to plan, we could see the trilogy fight with Gennady Golovkin later in 2019.
We have plenty of big names still to look forward to the rest of the year. Heavyweights take center stage later this month and early June with Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury all in action. And one more name to consider enters the heavyweight division as former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk makes his debut in the division against Carlos Takam.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for the 2019 year:
May 11 Fairfax, Virginia Jarrett Hurd (c) vs. Julian Williams IBF/WBA junior middleweight titles Fox
May 18 Brooklyn Deontay Wilder (c) vs. Domonic Breazeale WBC heavyweight title Showtime
May 18 Stevenage, England Billy Joe Saunders vs. Shefat Isufi WBO interim super middleweight title ESPN+
May 25 Oxon Hill, Maryland Oleksandr Usyk vs. Carlos Takam Heavyweights DAZN
June 1 New York Anthony Joshua (c) vs. Andy Ruiz Unified heavyweight titles DAZN
June 8 Reno, Nevada Oscar Valdez (c) vs. TBD WBO featherweight title ESPN
June 8 New York Gennady Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls Super middleweights DAZN
June 15 Paradise, Nevada Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz Heavyweights ESPN
June 21 Indio, California Andrew Cancio (c) vs. Alberto Machado WBA “regular” junior lightweight title DAZN
Article Courtesy of Brandon Wise & CBS Sports Boxing