Big announcement from DAZN for spring: Joshua, Smith, Rodriguez and more


The official announcement of the duel between Anthony Joshua and Jermain Franklin turned out to be far from the only one today – in addition to this, a number of other confrontations were announced, which are united by the broadcast on the DAZN online service.

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If in calendar order, the following fights have been announced:

March 11, Liverpool, England. Callum Smith (29-1, 21 KOs) vs. Pavel Stepin (18-0-1, 12 KOs) in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg). If Smith wins, he will most likely face unified world champion Artur Beterbiev in the summer.

April 1, London, England. Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) vs. Jermain Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs) heavyweight. More about it here.

April 8, San Antonio, USA. Jessie Rodriguez (17-0, 11 KOs) vs. Christian Gonzalez (15-1, 5 KOs) for the vacant WBO flyweight title (up to 50.8 kg). The ex-champion of the category above Rodriguez is trying to conquer the second division.

April 22, Cardiff, Wales. Shavkatjon Rakhimov (17-0-1, 14 KOs) vs. Joe Cordina (15-0, 9 KOs) for the IBF world title in the second featherweight (up to 59 kg). The current champion (Rakhimov) against the former (Kordina), who lost his title due to injury.

May 20, Dublin, Ireland. Kathy Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs) vs. Amanda Serrano (44-2-1, 30 KOs) for the title of absolute world champion in lightweight (up to 61.2 kg). Read more about the superrevenge here.

In addition, it is highly likely that on May 6, the fight of the absolute champion of the super middleweight division (up to 76.2 kg) Mexican Canelo Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KOs) will appear on the schedule, which should defend against John Ryder (31-5 , 17 KOs) in Mexico, USA or UK.