Showtime Announces Early 2018 Boxing Schedule
Following Wednesday’s announcement that Stephen Espinoza had been promoted to President of Sports and Live Events, Showtime also unveiled the first half of fights scheduled for 2018.
Some of the highlights include the recently confirmed Deontay Wilder- Luis Ortiz and Jermall Charlo- Hugo Centeno Jr double bill on March 3rd, the rescheduled Mikey Garcia and Sergey Lipinets title fight on March 10th, as well as scheduled fights featuring Keith Thurman (May 19th), and Errol Spence Jr. (June 16th).
The 2018 schedule in partnership with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions features 13 title fights, including a unification battle between WBA super-welterweight title holder Erislandy Lara and IBF champion Jarrett Hurd, and a light heavyweight title battle between WBC champion Adonis Stevenson and former two division champion Badou Jack.
For the full schedule please look below.
2018 SHOWTIME BOXING SCHEDULE
Presented by Premier Boxing Champions
Feb 17 GARCIA vs. RIOS Las Vegas
WBC Welterweight Title Eliminator
BENAVIDEZ vs. GAVRIL II
WBC Super Middleweight World Championship
Mar 3 WILDER vs. ORTIZ Brooklyn
WBC Heavyweight World Championship
CHARLO vs. CENTENO JR.
WBC Interim Middleweight Championship
Mar 10 GARCIA vs. LIPINETS San Antonio
IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship
BARTHELEMY vs. RELIKH II
WBA Super Lightweight World Championship
April 7 LARA vs. HURD
154-Pound World Championship Unification
April 21 BRONER vs. FIGUEROA
WBC Super Lightweight Title Eliminator
May 19 KEITH THURMAN Brooklyn
WBA/WBC Welterweight World Championship
May 19 STEVENSON vs. JACK Canada
WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship
June 9 SANTA CRUZ vs. MARES II Los Angeles
WBA Featherweight World Championship
WBC Super Welterweight World Championship
June 16 ERROL SPENCE JR. Dallas
IBF Welterweight World Championship