Boxing continues to deliver some huge moments and fights in 2022. After a strong start to the year, things have improved dramatically in the spring and now the sport heads into a long stretch loaded with big fights every week.
The year was marked early as Errol Spence Jr. dominated Jordan Ugas to unify three of boxing’s four world championships at welterweight. Tyson Fury recently returned to the ring when he defeated Dillian Whyte in London.
The biggest one, however, could come in May when Canelo Alvarez fights Dimitri Bivol in his bid for the WBA light heavyweight title. The undisputed super middleweight champion failed to provide much of a challenge for the Russian title holder in a career where he was short on punches over 12 rounds. Alvarez will bounce back when he defends his undisputed super middleweight title against longtime rival Gennadiy Golovkin on September 17th.
Oleksandr Usyk also recalled his greatness with a victory over Anthony Joshua to retain the unified heavyweight crown. The Ukrainian now plans to make it undisputed in his senior bout against Tyson Fury.
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Now, on September 10, things heat up on the women’s side when a middleweight unification headlines London. Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall are going to slug it out for all four coveted titles at 160 pounds. That card will feature champions Mikaela Mayer and Alicia Baumgarner fighting for three of the four title unifications.
Additionally, a busy October is underway as former WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder takes on veteran Robert Helenius. And newly uncrowned lightweight king Devin Haney is back to rematch the man who beat George Kambossos Jr.
Below is the running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated regularly with changes and additions.
|September 8||San Jose Costa Rica||Jocasta Vale (c) vs. Thi Tu Nhi Nguyen (c)||WBO, IBF bantamweight titles||DAZN|
|September 10||London||Claressa Shields (c) vs. Savannah Marshall (c)||Undisputed middleweight titles||ESPN|
|September 17||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Gennady Golovkin||Undisputed super middleweight titles||DAZN PPV|
|September 23||Newark, New Jersey||Shakur Stevenson (c) with Robson Conceicao||WBC, WBO featherweight titles||ESPN|
|October 8||London||Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr.||157 pounds carrying weight||DAZN|
|October 8||Carson, California||Sebastian Fundora (c) vs. Carlos Ocampo||WBC Interim Junior Middleweight Title||Show time|
|October 15||Brooklyn, New York||Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius||Heavy weights||Fox PPV|
|October 16||Melbourne, Australia||Devin Haney (c) with George Kamboss Jr||Undisputed lightweight titles||ESPN/ESPN+|
|October 29||Las Vegas||Vasily Lomachenko, Jamain Ortiz||Light weights||ESPN+|
|November 5||United Arab Emirates||Dimitri Bivol (c) with Gilberto Ramirez||WBA light heavyweight title||DAZN|