DAZN: schedule of battles for the coming weeks
Sergey Kovalev vs. Bektemir Melikuziev (January 30): Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1) returns to the ring against Olympic silver medalist Bektemir Melikuziev (6-0). Both athletes, whose age difference is 13 years, will fight in the intermediate weight of 81 kilos.
Joseph Diaz vs. Shavkat Rakhimov (February 13): Joseph "Jojo" Diaz Jr. (31-1) in his first defense of his IBF crown against challenger Shavkatjon Rahimov (15-0). The fight, which will face the two southpaws, will take place a year after Diaz surprised Tevin Farmer by taking the championship belt from him.
Joseph Parker vs. Junior Fa (February 27): A confrontation dating back to amateur times is becoming a major event in professional boxing. Joseph Parker (27-2) and Junior Fa (19-0) will fight what many call the "New Zealand fight of the century." Both fighters grew up in southern Auckland and both have scored two victories in their four amateur fights. Now they will meet face to face to continue their path to the world title.
Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Chocolatito González 2 (March 13): More than eight years after losing to Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (50-2) in his first bout in the United States, Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3) is focused on rematch. Chocolatito successfully defended his WBA flyweight title in his first bout, but has since moved to 52 kg where he will now defend his WBA super title. At stake there will also be Estrada's WBC title and The Ring Magazine belt.