Boxing is looking to get off to a fast start in 2023. Days after the new year kicks off, Gervonta “Tank” Davis will put his WBA “Regular” Lightweight Championship on the line against Hector Garcia. By the end of the month, Showtime will return with a major fight in the super welterweight division. Rising contender Tim Tszyu will challenge undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 28.
“This marks Jermell’s 16th appearance on SHOWTIME, and it’s been a privilege watching him develop into the consensus No. 1 fighter in the division and one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the sport,” Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said, per Boxing Scene.
“Stylistically, Charlo vs. Tszyu is one of the most attractive fights that can be made in boxing, given Jermell and Tim’s aggressive temperaments in the ring. Kudos to them both, and everyone involved, for putting this fight on SHOWTIME. After hosting Tim’s U.S. debut in March, we’re thrilled to see him challenge Jermell and dare to be great like his father Kostya, who fought on the network 10 times. Both Jermell and Tim have never shied away from a challenge, and this stacks up to be a real Fight of the Year type match-up.”
For fans around the nation, the fight will be available via Showtime on January 28, 2023. Meanwhile, fans in and around Las Vegas can begin grabbing tickets on December 12, 2022.