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Boxing schedule for 2022: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2, Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 on tap

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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.

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Then, Jermell Charlo became the seventh male boxer to unify all four recognized titles in a division when he stopped Brian Castano in their rematch at junior middleweight. Charlo stopped each of his opponents in his quest to earn all four titles. Plus, Gervonta “Tank” Davis put an exclamation point on his rivalry with Rolando Romero when he stopped his foe in the sixth round at the Barclays Center.

As we move into August, business continues to pick up. First, former unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez is back when he debuts at 140 pounds against Carlos Campa. Lopez has not competed since losing his crown to George Kambosos Jr. Then a week later, the unified heavyweight titles are on the line when Oleksandr Usyk takes on Anthony Joshua in a rematch from 2021. Usyk upset Joshua with his slick style to earn the titles after unifying all four belts at cruiserweight as well. Now, he needs to do it again.

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

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

Aug. 6 Belfast, Northern Ireland Michael Conlan vs. Miguel Marriaga

Featherweights ESPN+
Aug. 6 Fort Worth, Texas Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Davi Avanesyan Welterweights DAZN
Aug. 13 Las Vegas Teofimo Lopez Jr. vs. Carlos Campa Junior welterweight ESPN
Aug. 20 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Oleksandr Usyk (c) vs. Anthony Joshua 2 Unified heavyweight titles DAZN
Aug. 20 San Diego Emanuel Navarrete (c) vs. Eduardo Baez WBO featherweight title ESPN
Aug. 20 Hollywood, Florida Adrien Broner vs. Omar Figueroa Junior welterweight Showtime
Aug. 27 Tulsa, Oklahoma Jose Pedraza vs. Richard Commey Junior welterweights ESPN/ESPN+
Sept. 4 Los Angeles Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz Heavyweights FOX PPV
Sept. 10 London Claressa Shields (c) vs. Savannah Marshall (c) Undisputed super middleweight title 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. 16 Australia Devin Haney (c) vs. George Kambosos Jr.  Undisputed lightweight titles ESPN/ESPN+

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