Boxing schedule for 2022: Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3, Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall set
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. Alvarez will look to bounce back on Sept. 17 when he defends his undisputed super middleweight titles against longtime rival Gennadiy Golovkin.
Plus, Oleksandr Usyk reminded of his greatness again with another decision win over Anthony Joshua to retain the unified heavyweight crown. The Ukrainian now has his sights set on achieving undisputed status with a mammoth matchup against Tyson Fury.
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Now, things really heat up on the women’s side where a middleweight unification is set to headline in London on Sept. 10. Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall are set to slug it out for all four recognized titles at 160 pounds. That card also features a unification for three of the four titles at junior lightweight when champions Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner battle it out.
Plus, a busy October is on deck with the return of former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder as he takes on veteran Robert Helenius. And the newly crowned undisputed lightweight king Devin Haney is back to rematch the man he won the titles from against George Kambosos Jr.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|Sept. 8||San Jose, Costa Rica||Yokasta Valle (c) vs. Thi Thu Nhi Nguyen (c)||WBO, IBF minimumweight titles||DAZN|
|Sept. 10||London||Claressa Shields (c) vs. Savannah Marshall (c)||Undisputed middleweight titles||ESPN|
|Sept. 17||Las Vegas||Canelo Alvarez (c) vs. Gennadiy Golovkin||Undisputed super middleweight titles||DAZN PPV|
|Sept. 23||Newark, New Jersey||Shakur Stevenson (c) vs. Robson Conceicao||WBC, WBO featherweight titles||ESPN|
|Oct. 8||London||Conor Benn vs. Chris Eubank Jr.||157-pound catchweight||DAZN|
|Oct. 8||Carson, California||Sebastian Fundora (c) vs. Carlos Ocampo||WBC interim junior middleweight title||Showtime|
|Oct. 15||Brooklyn, New York||Deontay Wilder vs. Robert Helenius||Heavyweights||FOX PPV|
|Oct. 16||Melbourne, Australia||Devin Haney (c) vs. George Kambosos Jr.||Undisputed lightweight titles||ESPN/ESPN+|
|Oct. 29||Las Vegas||Vasiliy Lomachenko Jamaine Ortiz||Lightweights||ESPN+|
|Nov. 5||United Arab Emirates||Dmitry Bivol (c) vs. Gilberto Ramirez||WBA light heavyweight title||DAZN|