In a recent article, we discuss the reasons why 2021 was a huge year for boxing. We saw some great fights and watched as numerous titles changed hands. But there is more to come, and 2022 is set to be an even bigger year for the sport of boxing.
Whether you are a boxing enthusiast looking out for some memorable fights, or a punter planning some big bets at US betting hotspots like Caesars NY sportsbook, the following guide will prepare you for an action-packed 2022!
Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte (April 2022)
2022 should have been the year we finally saw Anthony Joshua step into the ring with Tyson Fury. It was set to be one of the biggest fights in British and heavyweight boxing history, but Joshua lost to Usyk, a rematch was prepared, and Dillian Whyte stepped in to fight Fury.
A date has not been set yet, but rumors suggest that Fury vs. Whyte could occur sometime in late April.
Fury is fast, fleet-footed, and incredibly nimble for such a sizeable fighter. Whyte is a little slower, but he has one of the best counter punches in the division and will be looking to slow Fury down with body shots.
The oddsmakers are suggesting that this can only go one way and that Fury will cruise to victory, but this is boxing and anything can happen.
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk (April 2022)
Joshua could be given his chance at redemption in April and may fight Usyk in a rematch around the same time that Fury faces Whyte.
If Joshua beats Usyk and Fury beats Whyte, both parties will likely rush to the negotiating table and start talking about the aforementioned super fight, one that could take place before the end of the year.
Joshua tried to outbox Usyk in the first fight. He was lean, mean, and quick. Ultimately though, it was not enough and the Ukrainian was too good for him. In the rematch, many of AJ’s fans are hoping that the Brit will pack on the pounds and go for the knockout. It could be his only chance of success.
Errol Spence vs. Yordenis Ugas (April 16, 2022)
There will be three Welterweight titles on the line when Spence faces off against Ugas on April 16. Ugas has lost four times in his career, but he’s coming off a big win against Manny Pacquaio last time out. As for Spence, he will enter the fight with an unblemished record and many expect him to score his 28th victory.
It might not be as close of a contest as some of the other fights on this list, but Spence is a legend in the making, one who already has numerous greats on his record (Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Kell Brook, Mikey Garcia), so every Spence fight deserves the spotlight.
Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano (April 30, 2022)
Taylor vs. Serrano is set to be one of the biggest female fights ever. There are four lightweight titles up for grabs and although these women have competed in a combined total of 64 fights, they only have one loss between them.
They have fought and beaten the best and they are also used to the spotlight. What’s more, Taylor and Serrano have been instrumental in raising the bar for women’s boxing over the last few years and they will surely make April 30th a night to remember for the fans at MSG, New York.