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Boxing schedule for 2022: Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol, Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 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 week after 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.

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As we move into May, Alvarez looks to continue his push in the light heavyweight division when he challenges WBA champion Dmitry Bivol for the WBA title in Las Vegas. Alvarez earned undisputed status at 168 pounds last November and apparently has designs on going for the same status at 175 pounds, which could put him on the cusp of being remembered as an all-time great. Bivol is no pushover, however, as the 31-year-old is 19-0 with 11 TKOs in his career.

One week later, a much-anticipated rematch to declare an undisputed champion at super welterweight is on tap when Jermell Charlo takes on Brian Castaño from Los Angeles on Showtime. The two threw down last summer in a fight when felt Castaño had done enough to win but resulted in a split draw.

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

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

May 7 Las Vegas Canelo Alvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol (c) WBA light heavyweight title DAZN
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 Derby, England Demetrius Andrade vs. Zach Parker WBO interim super middleweight title TBD
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 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





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