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Boxing schedule for 2022: Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook, Josh Taylor vs. Jack Catterall on tap in February

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2021 was a wild year in the boxing ring with some shocking upsets and iconic moments that will live forever in the sport’s lore. This year is shaping up to provide more of the same, with Mark Magsayo already providing one big upset, taking down Gary Russell Jr. and capturing the WBC featherweight title on Jan. 22.

Plus, former unified welterweight champ Keith Thurman returned in February to sore a solid win over rising contender Mario Barrios. Thurman hopes to get back into title contention with Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford and Yordenis Ugas all potential targets to get more gold around his waist.

It’s been a solid start to the year, but things will continue picking up with some fights that are all but guaranteed to happen. Among those is the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua for three of the four recognized heavyweight world championships. Usyk dominated Joshua this past September to win the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. There is not yet a set date for the rematch but both sides are targeting April.

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Other unified and undisputed champions will also be in action in 2022. Undisputed junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor is set to defend his belts on Feb. 26 against Jack Catterall. Also, at some point in the year, unified lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. will defend the belts he won in a shocking November upset of Teofimo Lopez. Kambosos’ opponent and next date are not set but the options are seemingly endless for Kambosos.

Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

Feb. 12 London Daniel Jacobs vs. John Ryder Super middleweights DAZN
Feb. 19 Manchester, England Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook Welterweights TBD
Feb. 19 Tijuana Jaime Munguia vs. D’Mitrius Ballard

Middleweights DAZN
Feb. 26 Glasgow, Scotland Josh Taylor (c) vs. Jack Catterall Undisputed junior welterweight titles ESPN+
Feb. 26 Las Vegas Roger Gutierrez (c) vs. Chris Colbert

WBA regular super featherweight title Showtime
Feb. 27 London Lawrence Okolie (c) vs. Jose Pedraza

WBO cruiserweight title DAZN
March 4 Fresno, California Jose Ramirez vs. Jose Pedraza Junior welterweights ESPN+
March 5 San Diego, California Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez

WBA and WBC junior bantamweight titles

DAZN
March 12 Nottingham, England Leigh Wood (c) vs. Michael Conlan

WBA regular featherweight title DAZN
March 19 New York Edgar Berlanga vs. Steve Rolls Super middleweights ESPN
March 19 Los Angeles Vergil Ortiz vs. Michael McKinson Welterweights DAZN
March 19 Los Angeles Jermell Charlo (c) vs. Brian Castano (c) Junior middleweight unification TBD
March 26 Leeds Kiko Martinez (c) vs. Josh Warrington

IBF featherweight title DAZN
April 16 Arlington, Texas Errol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Yordenis Ugas (c) Unified welterweight titles TBD PPV

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