Boxing continues to deliver massive moments and fights in 2022. After a strong start to the year, things picked up considerably in the spring and now the sport is heading into a long period loaded with big fights almost 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 his last time as he knocked out Dillian Whyte in London.
April ends with two massive fights on April 30. Arguably the greatest fight in women’s boxing history comes when Katie Taylor defends her four world lightweight titles against Amanda Serrano, who was a two-belt champion at featherweight. That same night, WBO super featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson will face WBC champion Oscar Valdez to unify their two world titles.
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Then in May, Alvarez continued his push up the light heavyweight division when he challenged WBA champion Dmitry Bivol for the WBA title in Las Vegas. Alvarez achieved undisputed status at 168 pounds last November and apparently has plans to achieve the same status at 175 pounds, which could put him on the verge 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 major boxing events for 2022.
Note: This will be continually updated with changes and additions.
|April 30||New York||Shakur Stevenson (c) vs. Oscar Valdez (c)||Junior Lightweight Unification||ESPN/ESPN+|
|April 30||Vegas||Katie Taylor (c) vs. Amanda Serrano||Undisputed women’s lightweight titles||DAZN|
|May 7||Vegas||Canelo Alvarez v Dmitry Bivol (c)||WBA light heavyweight title||DAZN|
|May 14||Los Angeles||Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Brian Castaño (c)||Undisputed super welterweight titles||Show time|
|May 21||Phoenix||David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux||Super middleweight||Show time|
|May 21||Derby, England||Demetrius Andrade vs. Zach Parker||WBO interim super middleweight title||To be determined|
|May 21||Vegas||Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Danny Dignum||Vacant WBO middleweight title||ESPN|
|May 28||Brooklyn, New York||Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero||Lightweight||PPV at show time|
|June 4||Minneapolis||Stephen Fulton (c) vs. Danny Roman||WBO/WBC super bantamweight titles||Show time|
|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||To be determined|
|June 18||New York||Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (c)||Unification of light heavyweights||ESPN/ESPN+|
|June 18||Houston||Jermall Charlo (c) against Maciej Sulecki||WBC middleweight title||Show time|
|July 9th||San Antonio||Mark Magsayo vs. Rey Vargas||WBC featherweight title||Show time|