Boxing continues to deliver some massive moments and fights in 2022. After a strong start to the year, things have dramatically picked up over the spring and now the sport heads into a long stretch loaded with big fights nearly every week.
The year has already seen major moments like Errol Spence Jr. dominating Yordenis Ugas to unify three of boxing’s four world championships at welterweight. Tyson Fury also recently returned to the ring for what may be the last time as he knocked out Dillian Whyte in London.
The biggest of all, however, may have come in May when Canelo Alvarez failed in his bid to become WBA light heavyweight champion against Dmitry Bivol. The undisputed super middleweight champion was unable to present much of a challenge to the Russian titleholder as he landed a career low in punches over 12 rounds. Now, it’s unclear what the next step will be for Alvarez.
Then, Jermell Charlo became the seventh male boxer to unify all four recognized titles in a division when he stopped Brian Castano in their rematch at junior middleweight. Charlo stopped each of his opponents in his quest to earn all four titles. Plus, Gervonta “Tank” Davis put an exclamation point on his rivalry with Rolando Romero when he stopped his foe in the sixth round at the Barclays Center.
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To kick off the summer months, Devin Haney became undisputed lightweight champion with a dominating performance against George Kambosos Jr. and Naoya Inoue took just two rounds to unify three bantamweight titles with a knockout win over Nonito Donaire.
On June 18, Artur Beterbiev and Joe Smith will battle to unify the WBC, IBF and WBO world titles at light heavyweight. The winner will be in a position to possibly battle Bivol in a massive four-belt unification.
Perhaps the biggest fight on the 2022 calendar is Alvarez putting his undisputed super middleweight titles on the line against Gennadiy Golovkin. The trilogy fight between the two classic rivals will take place on Sept. 17.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|June 11||New York||Edgar Berlanga vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo||Super middleweights||ESPN/ESPN+|
|June 11||Anaheim, California||Jaime Munguia vs. Jimmy Kelly||Super middleweight||DAZN|
|June 18||New York||Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (c)||Light heavyweight unification||ESPN/ESPN+|
|June 25||San Antonio, Texas||Murodjon Akhmadaliev (c) vs. Ronny Rios||IBF junior featherweight title||TBD|
|July 9||San Antonio||Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas||WBC featherweight title||Showtime|
|July 9||London||Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev||Heavyweight||DAZN|
|July 16||Los Angeles||Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna||Lightweight||DAZN|
|Aug. 6||Fort Worth, Texas||Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Davi Avanesyan||Welterweights||DAZN|
|Sept. 17||TBD||Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Gennadiy Golovkin||Undisputed super middleweight titles||DAZN PPV|