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 week after 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.
April concludes with two massive fights on April 30. Arguably the biggest fight in women’s boxing history takes place when Katie Taylor defends her four lightweight world titles against Amanda Serrano, who was a two-belt champion at featherweight. That same night, WBO super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will battle WBC champion Oscar Valdez to unify their two world titles.
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Then in May, Alvarez continues his push in the light heavyweight division when he challenges WBA champion Dmitry Bivol for the WBA title in Las Vegas. Alvarez earned undisputed status at 168 pounds last November and apparently has designs on going for the same status at 175 pounds, which could put him on the cusp of being remembered as an all-time great. Bivol is no pushover, however, as the 31-year-old is 19-0 with 11 TKOs in his career.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|April 30||New York||Shakur Stevenson (c) vs. Oscar Valdez (c)||Junior lightweight unification||ESPN/ESPN+|
|April 30||Las Vegas||Katie Taylor (c) vs. Amanda Serrano||Undisputed women’s lightweight titles||DAZN|
|May 7||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol (c)||WBA light heavyweight title||DAZN|
|May 14||Los Angeles||Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Brian Castaño (c)||Undisputed super welterweight titles||Showtime|
|May 21||Phoenix||David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux||Super middleweights||Showtime|
|May 21||Derby, England||Demetrius Andrade vs. Zach Parker||WBO interim super middleweight title||TBD|
|May 21||Las Vegas||Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Danny Dignum||Vacant WBO middleweight title||ESPN|
|May 28||Brooklyn, New York||Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero||Lightweights||Showtime PPV|
|June 4||Minneapolis||Stephen Fulton (c) vs. Danny Roman||WBO/WBC super bantamweight titles||Showtime|
|June 4||Melbourne||George Kambosos (c) vs. Devin Haney (c)||Undisputed lightweight titles||ESPN|
|June 7||Saitama, Japan||Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Nonito Donaire (c)||Unified bantamweight titles||TBD|
|June 18||New York||Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (c)||Light heavyweight unification||ESPN/ESPN+|
|June 18||Houston||Jermall Charlo (c) vs. Maciej Sulecki||WBC middleweight title||Showtime|
|July 9||San Antonio||Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas||WBC featherweight title||Showtime|