Boxing in 2017 delivered many fights that fans have been wanting to see. 2018 looks to be even better — if the first half of the year is any indication, then it definitely will be.
A couple of big fights highlight 2018's first-half schedule, including a heavyweight title unification bout between Anthony Joshua against Joseph Parker and the lightweight title fight between Jorge Linares and SN Boxing's No. 3 ranked Vasyl Lomachenko.
Other big names to keep an eye on: Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao and SN Boxing's No. 1 ranked Terence Crawford.
While other big fights could be announced, here is what's currently scheduled.
Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford for Horn's WBO welterweight title
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II for Santa Cruz's WBA "Super" Featherweight title
Jermell Charlo vs. Austin Trout for Charlo's WBC Junior Middleweight title
Tyson Fury vs. Sefer Seferi; Heavyweights
Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo for Spence Jr.'s IBF Welterweight title
Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores for Roman's WBA Junior Featherweight title
Claressa Shields vs. Hanna Gabriels for vacant IBF/WBA Women's Middleweight titles
Christina Hammer vs. Tori Nelson for Hammer's WBC/WBO Women's Middleweight titles
Lucas Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao for Matthysse's WBA "regular" Welterweight title
Moruti Mthalane vs. Muhammad Waseem for vacant IBF Flyweight title
Carlos Canizales vs. Bin Lu for Canizales' WBA "regular" Junior Flyweight title
Dillian Whyte vs. Joseph Parker; Heavyweights
Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez for Kovalev's WBO Light Heavyweight title
Dmitry Bivol vs. TBA for Bivol's WBA Light Heavyweight title
Sullivan Barrera vs. TBA; Light Heavyweights
Canelo Alvarez vs. TBA; Middleweights
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