Boxing continues to deliver some massive moments and fights in 2022. The first three months of the year have seen some incredible action and valiant returns to the ring, but the upcoming stretch of fights this spring may rival any stretch in recent history.
Kicking off with Gennady Golovkin and Ryan Garcia’s returns on April 9, the sport will have a marquee matchup every weekend through the end of May. Stars in action include Errol Spence Jr., Tyson Fury, Shakur Stevenson, Canelo Alvarez, Jermell Charlo and Gervonta “Tank” Davis.
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Spence is set to make his return in a unification bout with WBA titleholder Yordenis Ugas on April 16 that will see three of the four recognized titles at 147 pounds on the line. The bout is set to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
One week later, the WBC heavyweight king Fury faces a mandatory challenger in Dillian Whyte when the two throw down from Wembley Stadium in London.
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 16||Arlington, Texas||Errol Spence Jr. (c) vs. Yordenis Ugas (c)||Unified welterweight titles||Showtime PPV|
|April 22||Liverpool, England||John Riel Casimero (c) vs. Paul Butler||WBO bantamweight title||TBD|
|April 23||London||Tyson Fury (c) vs. Dillian Whyte||WBC heavyweight title||ESPN+ PPV|
|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 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|