By News Team
Last Updated: 6th January 2022
Whilst several big fights are already in the rear-view mirror, there remain a number of huge upcoming boxing fights in 2022. How does the boxing schedule look, and what big boxing fights are coming up next?
We take a look below at the upcoming boxing schedule and preview the major boxing events in 2022.
Biggest boxing fights to watch out for:
Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams (Middleweight) – February 5th 2022 – Location TBC
After being scheduled twice in 2021, Chris Eubank Jr will be hoping that the new date for his fight with impressive middleweight Liam Williams will go off without a hitch in 2022.
Eubank Jr is five unbeaten since losing to George Groves back in 2018 and could well stake a claim to a title fight with a win against his British rival. Williams is himself coming into this off the back of a title shot, where he lost a unanimous decision against impressive American Demetrius Andrade and will be looking to prove that he is the best Britain has to offer at 160lbs.
Although the date and location for this one are currently awaiting confirmation, it is expected to go ahead on February 5th at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, with American champion Claressa Shields also set to make her UK debut on the card.
Amir Khan vs Kell Brook (149lbs Catchweight) – February 19th 2022 – Manchester Arena
Another bout that has been several years in the making looks set to go ahead in February as Amir Khan and Kell Brook face off in a huge British grudge match at the Manchester Arena.
The war of words between the two began really in 2011, when the boxing landscape was rather different than it is now. Brook was unbeaten and making a name for himself as one of the best in the UK, while Khan had already begun his US tour that would end with painful losses to the likes of Danny Garcia and Canelo Alvarez.
More than a decade on, both men have stood on the big stage and are prepared to settle their war of words as they enter the twilights of their careers. Although you could argue that both men ultimately underachieved in their careers, a win over their rival could be the icing on their nonetheless impressive professional careers.
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Lightweight Titles) – February 26th 2022 – Glasgow Arena
Another rearranged bout sees two of Britain’s brightest boxing flames go head-to-head in Glasgow for all the marbles. Although originally pencilled in for 2021, injuries to the champion forced this one to be pushed back for early 2022.
Champion Taylor has not fought since becoming just the second Scotsman to be undisputed champion and the first British fighter to do so in the four-belt era. His win over then WBC and WBO champion Jose Ramirez was impressive, and truly cemented Taylor’s place amongst the best these shores have to offer.
He’ll defend them for the first time against the unbeaten Jack Catterall. The Chorley-born fighter has been WBO mandatory challenger for a little over three years now and will be more than ready to make his name at the expense of the champion. He hasn’t fought since November 2020 though, where he picked up a decision win against Abderrazak Houya in London.
Full 2022 Boxing Schedule
January 15, Verona, New York, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank
- Joe Smith Jr vs Callum Johnson (WBO Light-Heavyweight Title)
January 22, Atlantic City, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC
- Gary Russell Jr vs Mark Magsayo (WBC Featherweight Title)
February 5, Las Vegas, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC
- Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios (Welterweight)
- Leo Santa Cruz vs Keenan Carbajal (WBA Featherweight Title)
February 5, Fresno, California, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank
- Jose Ramirez vs Jose Pedraza (Super-Lightweight)
February 19, AO Arena, Manchester, UK – Ben Shalom’s BOXXER
- Amir Khan vs Kell Brook (149lbs Catchweight)
- Viddal Riley vs Opponent TBC (Cruiserweight)
February 20, Burj Al Arab Helipad, Dubai, UAE
- Floyd Mayweather vs Opponent TBC (Exhibition)
February 26, SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland – Bob Arum’s Top Rank and Ben Shalom’s BOXXER
- Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Lightweight Titles)