Boxing Schedule: Upcoming heavyweight fights with Ruiz return next, then AJ big show

Boxing’s heavyweight division has never been healthier and the division has its first undisputed champion in a quarter of a century.

The fights that fans have craved for years are finally happening and there are some incredible showdowns coming up as we go deeper into 2024.

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Upcoming boxing fights: Heavyweights

Here is how the heavyweight division currently looks from a scheduling perspective:

Deontay Wilder (43-3-1) vs Zhilei Zhang (26-2-1)

Date: Saturday June 1, 2024
Ring Walks: 2230 UK, 2330 CET, 1730 EST, 1430 PST
Venue:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Odds: 4/7 Zhang, 6/4 Wilder, 20/1 Draw
Result: Zhang won TKO R5

Zhang dominated the fading force that is Deontay Wilder en route to a convincing fifth-round stoppage victory on that much-hyped Eddie Hearn vs Frank Warren card in Riyadh. Deontay looks like a man booked for retirement based on this latest showing – that is now four defeats in his last five fights. Zhang meanwhile continues to motor on in search of that elusive world title shot.

Filip Hrgovic (17-0) vs Daniel Dubois (20-2)

Date: Saturday June 1, 2024
Ring Walks: tbc
Venue:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Odds: 4/9 Hrgovic, 2/1 Dubois, 20/1 Draw
Result: Dubois won TKO R8

Dubois completed the restoration of his reputation with a quite brilliant demolition job on the much avoided Hrgovic, claiming the interim heavyweight title in the process. ‘Dynamite’ followed up that stoppage of Jarrell Miller last December with an even more impressive success here, chopping down the big Croat in great style. Next up could be Anthony Joshua at Wembley in September – wouldn’t that be something!

Johnny Fisher (11-0) vs Alen Babic (12-1)

Date: Saturday July 6, 2024
Ring Walks: 2300 UK/1800 EST/1500 PST
Venue:  London, England
Odds: 1/3 Fisher, 13/5 Babic, 16/1 Draw 

‘The Romford Bull’ continues his heavyweight education by headling a big DAZN show at London’s Copper Box Arena in July. After making his Vegas debut last time out in February, Fisher now faces the dangerous and big-punching Croat Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic in what should be a cracking encounter.

Joe Joyce (16-2) vs Derek Chisora (34-13)

Date: Saturday July 27, 2024
Ring Walks: 2300 UK/1800 EST/1500 PST
Venue:  London, England
TV: TNT Sports

Joyce continues his bid to bounce back from those losses to Zhilei Zhang in 2023 as he faces warhorse Chisora in what should be an all-London slugfest at the O2 on TNT Sports. Joe’s 10th-round defeat of Kash Ali in his first fight since those Zhang defeats told us little, but a rumble with Chisora should inform us much better about what ‘The Juggernaut’ has left in the tank.

Andy Ruiz Jr (35-2) vs Jarrell Miller (26-1-1)

Date: Saturday August 3, 2024
Ring Walks: tbc
Venue:  BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Odds: 1/3 Ruiz, 11/4 Miller, 20/1 Draw

Ruiz Jr has fought just three times since that shocking win in 2019 to dethrone Anthony Joshua as world heavyweight champion. He is back at last though to face Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on the Crawford vs Madrimov undercard in L.A on August 3. It’s delicious irony given Miller was the man he stepped in for on that unforgettable night at MSG five years ago. 

Oleksandr Usyk (22-0) vs Tyson Fury (34-1-1) 2

Date: Saturday December 21, 2024
Ring walks: 2300 UK, 0000 CET, 1800 EST, 1500 PST
Venue:  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
TV: DAZN (Global), Sky Sports Box Office (UK), TNT Sports Box Office (UK), ESPN+ PPV (US)
Odds: 4/6 Usyk, 6/4 Fury

After that epic first meeting in Riyadh on May 18, the great news is that Usyk and Fury will run it back before the end of 2024. Their sensational showdown for the undisputed championship saw the Ukrainian superstar dig very deep to turn round a fight he appeared to be losing conclusively after seven rounds. His incredible ninth-round rally, which saw Fury somehow survive a count on the ropes, will live long in the memory. And now we get to see it all again – that is quite the early Christmas gift.

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