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 every 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.
The biggest of all, however, may have come in May when Canelo Alvarez failed in his bid to become WBA light heavyweight champion against Dmitry Bivol. The undisputed super middleweight champion was unable to present much of a challenge to the Russian titleholder as he landed a career low in punches over 12 rounds. Now, it’s unclear what the next step will be for Alvarez.
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As we move into the rest of May, Showtime Boxing takes center stage. An undisputed champion at super welterweight is expected to be crowned when Jermell Charlo takes on Brian Castaño from Los Angeles on May 14. The two threw down last summer in a fight when felt Castaño had done enough to win but resulted in a split draw.
Plus, Gervonta “Tank” Davis will finally throw down with Rolando “Rolly” Romero on May 28 from Brooklyn, New York when the two meet on Showtime PPV.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|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||London||Joshua Butasi vs. Craig Richards||Light heavyweights||DAZN|
|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||ESPN+|
|June 11||New York||Edgar Berlanga vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo||Super middleweights||ESPN/ESPN+|
|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|