Fire! Three potential contenders for the “fight of the year” already with dates


Three of the brightest fights, each of which can potentially claim the title of the best in 2023, have received confirmation and dates.

American ex-world champions in super middleweight (up to 76.2 kg) Caleb Plant (22-1, 13 KOs) and David Benavidez (26-0, 23 KOs) will fight on March 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (USA).

The fight will be shown in the US on a pay-per-view basis on Showtime PPV.

March 4 Showtime TV channel will offer fans an intriguing matchup of two top featherweight sluggers (up to 57.2 kg) – ex-world champions American Brandon Figueroa (23-1-1, 18 KOs) and Filipino Mark Magsio (24-1, 16 KOs) will fight.

Previously, Figueroa dreamed of a rematch with compatriot Stephen Fulton, but he has other plans – he agrees to fight with Inoue.

The WBC eliminator fight in the second bantamweight limit (up to 55.3 kg) between the conqueror of two divisions Mexican Luis Neri (33-1, 25 KOs) and ex-applicant from Armenia Azat Hovhannisyan (21-3, 17 KOs) has not been officially confirmed. ).

Nevertheless, the favorite wrote on social networks that the fight will take place very soon – on February 18. When Neri was asked whether it would really be a fight with Hovhannisyan, he replied: “Fight of the year.”

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