In 2022, boxing continues to bring tons of highlights and fights. After a strong start to the year in the spring, things have taken a turn for the better and the sport is now approaching a long stretch filled with big fights almost every week.
There have already been big moments this year, such as the dominance of Errol Spence Jr. over Yordenis Ugas and the unification of three of the four world welterweight boxing championships. Tyson Fury has also recently returned to the ring, perhaps the last time he knocked out Dillian Whyte in London.
However, the biggest of all may have happened in May when Canelo Alvarez failed in his bid to become the WBA light heavyweight champion against Dimitri Bivol. The undisputed super middleweight champion was unable to seriously challenge the Russian title holder as he landed a career-high number of punches in 12 rounds. Alvarez recovered well, defeating longtime rival Gennady Golovkin by decision in September.
In addition, Oleksandr Usyk again reminded of his greatness by once again defeating Anthony Joshua by decision to retain the unified heavyweight crown. Now the Ukrainian has set his sights on achieving undisputed status in a giant fight against Tyson Fury.
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A busy October sees the return of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder take on veteran Robert Helenius. And newly crowned undisputed lightweight king Devin Haney is back for a rematch with the man he won the titles against, George Kambosos Jr.
Then, to close out the month, social media star Jake Paul returned to his first event of 2022 after multiple postponements and cancellations when he takes on UFC legend Anderson Silva. Paul is expected to face his toughest test to date against Silva, who has some boxing credits on his resume, including a win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Below is the current list of major boxing events for 2022.
Note: This will be constantly updated with changes and additions.
|Date||Location||main event||Weight category/title||Net|
|October 8||London||Conor Benn vs Chris Eubank Jr.||Intermediate weight 157 lbs||DASD|
|October 8||Carson, California||Sebastian Fundora (c) vs. Carlos Ocampo||Interim WBC junior middleweight title||Show time|
|October 15||Brooklyn, New York||Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius||heavyweights||FOX PPV|
|October 15||London||Claressa Shields (c) vs. Savannah Marshall (c)||Undisputed middleweight titles||ESPN+|
|October 15||Melbourne, Australia||Devin Haney (c) vs. George Kambosos Jr.||Undisputed lightweight titles||ESPN/ESPN+|
|29th of October||Phoenix||Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva||185 lb catchweight||Showtime PPV|
|29th of October||Las Vegas||Vasily Lomachenko Jamaine Ortiz||Lungs||ESPN+|
|29th of October||London||Kathy Taylor (c) vs. Karen Elizabeth Carabajal||Undisputed women’s lightweight title||DASD|
|November 5||United Arab Emirates||Dmitry Bivol (c) vs. Gilberto Ramirez||WBA light heavyweight title||DASD|
|December 3||to be specified||Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Chocolatito Gonzalez||heavyweights||DASD|