In 2023, boxing fans are in for an impressive number of exciting fights. Already on January 8, Gervonta Davis will fight with Hector Luis Garcia, and at the end of the month, Artur Beterbiev will meet with Anthony Yarde. However, there are still a lot of unannounced battles ahead that could take place. The battles for champion titles in various weight categories will definitely not leave anyone indifferent. If you want to make money on boxing matches and like to bet from your mobile phone, we recommend downloading the app for android
Let’s consider the most “loud” posters of boxing confrontations in 2023.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
The confrontation for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion has been talked about for quite a long time. And in 2023, there is a high probability that the fight will take place. The “Gypsy King” fought 34 battles among the pros in which he won 33 victories (24 by knockout) and once painted the world (with Deontay Wilder). The Ukrainian professional boxer fought 20 times and won all of them (13 ahead of schedule).
A battle of undefeated boxers could be the fight of the year. Tyson Fury has an impressive size advantage and most pundits favor him. However, Oleksandr Usyk has surprised the boxing community more than once and should make every effort to do it again.
Errol Spence vs Terrence Crawford
The battle for the WBO, WBA, WBC and IBF welterweight titles was supposed to take place in 2022, but was derailed due to the fault of Terrence Crawford. As a result, in December, the “sidekick” fought with the Russian David Avanesyan and knocked him out in the sixth round. The “true” had a meeting with Cuban Yordenis Ugas and a native of New York won by technical knockout in the 10th round.
The strongest welterweights on the planet have yet to lose in the professional ring. Spence has 28 career wins (22 stoppages) and Crawford has 39 wins (30 by KO). The confrontation of the Americans is expected and if the battle takes place, it should be spectacular. It’s hard to give someone an advantage, but the “sidekick” is more experienced and therefore Terrence should have a slight advantage.
Devin Haney vs. Vasily Lomachenko
Absolute world lightweight champion Devin Haney said at the end of 2022 that he was ready to fight the Ukrainian, and the place and date of the fight will be announced soon. For the “dream” it will be the 30th fight in his career and the second defense of the four titles that the American has. Having won 29 victories (15 by knockout), the 24-year-old fighter has not suffered a single defeat. “Hi-tech” held 19 battles in the professional ring (17 victories and 2 losses). Losing to Teofimo Lopez on points, Vasily defeated Masayoshi Nakatani, Richard Commey and Jamaine Ortiz in turn. Now Lomachenko, who is 34 years old, can get the title of “absolute”. The Ukrainian athlete has been striving for this throughout his career.
If the fight between “dream” and “hi-tech” takes place, it will cause extreme interest. Haney is younger, more powerful and has more reach, so the American is likely to be the favorite. Devin should have a better chance of winning. Lomachenko is technical and not inferior to his opponent on his feet. Therefore, if Vasily comes to the confrontation in optimal physical condition, then he will be able to make a sensation.
Saul Alvarez vs. David Benavidez
The absolute champion of the second middleweight Saul Alvarez can not get along with the former world champion of this division, David Benavidez. “Red Flag” had 26 fights among the pros and won all of them (23 times by knockout). The Phoenix native claims that if he doesn’t get a fight with the redhead, he will go to light heavyweight in a year. The challenge is not bad and Canelo may well agree to it.
In 2022, Saul lost by unanimous decision to Dmitry Bivol for the WBA light heavyweight title. Then, at the end of the trilogy with Gennady Golovkin, the “redhead” won on points in the super middleweight division and took all the belts. The “red flag” has the advantage in height and arm span, so the right-hander from Arizona is able to impose a fight on the Mexican.