Boxing fans are in for a treat this March, with an array of exciting match-ups and showdowns from all around the world. With some of the sport’s biggest names featuring, the month promises to be explosive, with some thrilling battles expected.
One of the most anticipated fights is David Benavidez versus Caleb Plant, as the former world champions go head-to-head to become Saul Alvarez’s next mandatory challenger. The winner of this fight will secure a fight with the iconic Mexican Canelo. Benavidez is putting his unbeaten record of 26-0 on the line against Plant, whose only career defeat came at the hands of Canelo in 2021. Both fighters are former super-middleweight champions, with Plant losing his title in his only loss two years ago. The 12-round super-middleweight fight will take place on Saturday, March 25.
Another exciting fight this month is Brandon Figueroa versus Mark Magsayo, where they will battle it out for the WBC interim featherweight title. This tactical bout promises to be one of the better fights in the first quarter of the year, continuing a slew of solid boxing put forth by Showtime to begin 2023. The fight will take place on Saturday, March 4.
Australian boxing superstar Tim Tszyu will also fight for a maiden world title when he faces American former champion Tony Harrison at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday, March 12. Tszyu (21-0) and Harrison (29-3-1) will be facing off in a 12-round championship bout for the interim WBO super-welterweight world title.
Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez will face Gabriel Rosado on Saturday, March 18 at The Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Ramirez has an impressive record of 44 wins, 1 loss, and 0 draws, with 30 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Rosado, on the other hand, has a record of 26 wins, 16 losses, and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knockout. The stats suggest Ramirez has a slight advantage in power over Rosado, with a 68% knock-out percentage over Rosado’s 58%.
Seniesa Estrada is set to take on Tina Rupprecht on Saturday, March 25 at Save Mart Arena in Fresno. The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds in the Minimumweight division, which means the weight limit will be 105 pounds (7.5 stone or 47.6 KG). This fight will appear on the undercard of Jose Carlos Ramirez’s and Richard Commey’s clash.
Speaking of Richard Commey, he has an “opportunity to shock the world” when he faces inactive former WBC/WBO light welterweight champ Jose Ramirez on March 25 at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. The 30-year-old Ramirez will be coming off a twelve-month layoff when he steps into the ring to face the power puncher Commey, and we don’t know what we’ll see from the Southern California native. Some fans would argue that Ramirez has been over the hill since his fight with Jose Zepeda in 2019, and he’s been able to artificially extend his career by swerving talents like Regis Prograis.
March is proving to be a busy month for boxing fans, with several exciting matchups scheduled. One of the most highly anticipated fights will feature Jose Valenzuela and Chris Colbert, two up-and-coming prospects who will be looking to bounce back from their first career defeats. The fight will take place on the pay-per-view portion of the event headlined by David Benavidez and Caleb Plant on March 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Showtime.
Also on the undercard of that event, unbeaten rising star Jesus “Mono” Ramos will face off against fellow unbeaten Joey Spencer in the 10-round super welterweight co-main event. Meanwhile, in Liverpool on March 11, Diego Pacheco and Jack Cullen will go head-to-head in a 10-round Super Middleweight bout on the undercard of Callum Smith’s and Pawel Stepien’s clash.
Cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie will take on New Zealand’s David Light in Manchester on March 25 in a 12-round cruiserweight world title bout. Okolie is the less experienced fighter, having had two less fights than Light, and he will be looking to defend his number one ranking by the RING at cruiserweight.
On March 11, The WBC’s number one ranked Light-Heavyweight contender Callum Smith will return home to face undefeated Pole Pawel Stepien, while French star Tony Yoka will take on heavyweight rival Carlos Takam in Paris on the same day. Dan Azeez, the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion, will challenge for the European title on the undercard of the Yoka-Takam bout.
Get ready for an explosive showdown in the world of boxing, because March is heating up with a big grudge match between British rivals Lewis Ritson and Ohara Davies. The 140lbs fighters have been throwing verbal jabs at each other for years, and now they will finally settle their differences in the ring.
Lewis Ritson, with a record of 23-2 (13 KOs), and Ohara Davies, with a record of 24-2 (17 KOs), are both former world title contenders who have seen their careers hit a rough patch. This fight could be the opportunity they need to revive their careers and move onto more lucrative opportunities.
The stakes are high, with both fighters looking to prove themselves and come out on top. Will Ritson be able to silence his rival and come out victorious? Or will Davies show that he’s too good and reign supreme? Fans are eagerly waiting to find out.
The fight will take place at the Newcastle Arena in Newcastle, England, this Saturday. Get ready for a night of non-stop action and see who comes out on top in this explosive grudge match.
March will offer another exciting event for boxing fans as Misfits Boxing presents its fifth event in Telford, featuring a headlining match between Jay Swingler and Nicholai Perrett. Swingler, who made a triumphant return to the ring last October with a quick knockout victory over American comedian Cherdleys, will now face Tik Tok star Perrett, who is signed to Keemstar and Yusef Erakat’s Happy Punch Promotions.
The undercard also promises thrilling matches, including the first-ever women’s title match in Misfits, an outlandish tag team boxing match-up, and the returns of popular fighters such as King Kenny, Ashley Tebi, Deen The Great, Walid Sharks, Astrid Wett, N&A Productions, AJ Bunker, Ginty, and Halal Ham. Don’t miss the gold standard in YouTube boxing, as Misfits Boxing brings the excitement to Telford this March!
In conclusion, the month of March is shaping up to be an exciting one for boxing fans, with a stacked lineup of some of the sport’s biggest names. From Benavidez versus Plant to Ramirez versus Commey, these fights promise to deliver some thrilling moments for boxing enthusiasts worldwide.