Boxing continues to deliver some massive moments and fights in 2022. After a strong start to the year, the sport winds down the 2022 calendar with fights nearly every weekend, including some of boxing's biggest names and most talented fighters.
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 rebounded well with a decision over his longtime rival Gennadiy Golovkin in September.
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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The best fight left on November's calendar, however, is a clash between Regis Prograis and Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title. That clash goes down Nov. 26 from Carson California.
As we move into December, some big names are returning to the ring to close out the year. WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is back when he takes on an old rival in Derek Chisora. Fury has beaten Chisora in their previous two meetings. Plus, WBO welterweight champ Terence Crawford is set for his first fight in over a year when he takes on David Avanesyan on Dec. 10. On that same night, former undisputed lightweight king Teofimo Lopez is back when he takes on Jose Pedraza.
Below is a running list of boxing main events for 2022.
Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.
|Nov. 26||Carson, California||Regis Prograis vs. Jose Zepeda||WBC junior welterweight title||PPV|
|Nov. 26||London||Dillian Whyte vs. Jermaine Franklin||Heavyweight||DAZN|
|Dec. 3||London||Tyson Fury (c) vs. Derek Chisora||WBC heavyweight title||TBD|
|Dec. 10||Omaha, Nebraska||Terence Crawford (c) vs. David Avanesyan||WBO welterweight title||PPV|
|Dec. 10||New York||Teofimo Lopez vs. Sandor Martin||Junior welterweights||ESPN+|
|Dec. 10||Leeds, England||Josh Warrington (c) vs. Luis Alberto Lopez||IBF featherweight title||DAZN|
|Dec. 10||Belfast||Michael Conlan vs. Karim Guerfi||Featherweight||ESPN+|
|Dec. 13||Tokyo||Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Paul Butler (c)||Undisputed bantamweight titles||ESPN+|