Boxing plan for 2022: David Benavidez vs. David Lemieux, Gervonta Davis vs. Rolando Romero 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 improved dramatically over the spring and now the sport embarks on a long stretch laden with big fights almost every week.

This year has already seen big moments like Errol Spence Jr. dominating Yordenis Ugas to unify three of the four world boxing welterweight championships. Tyson Fury also recently returned to the ring for what may be the last time when he knocked out Dillian Whyte in London.

The biggest of all may have come in May, however, when Canelo Alvarez failed in his attempt to become the WBA light heavyweight champion of the world against Dmitry Bivol. The undisputed super middleweight champion failed to challenge the defending Russian champion as he landed a career-low in punches over 12 rounds. Now it’s unclear what the next step for Alvarez will be.

Then Jermell Charlo became the seventh male boxer to unify all four recognized titles in a division when he stopped Brian Castano in their junior middleweight rematch. Charlo stopped each of his opponents in his quest to win all four titles.

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As we move into the rest of May, Showtime Boxing takes center stage. Former Super Middleweight Champion David Benavidez is back as he takes on veteran David Lemieux. Benavidez previously held the WBC title twice before being stripped for a positive drug test and failing to gain weight on various occasions prior to a title defense.

Also, Gervonta “Tank” Davis will finally break up with Rolando “Rolly” Romero on May 28 from Brooklyn, New York when the two meet at Showtime PPV.

Below is a running list of the top boxing events for 2022.

Note: This is constantly updated with changes and additions.

May 21st Phoenix David Benavidez vs David Lemieux super middleweight show time
May 21st London Joshua Butasi vs. Craig Richards Light heavyweights DAZN
May 21st Las Vegas Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Danny Dignum Vacant WBO middleweight title ESPN
28th of May Brooklyn, NY Gervonta Davis versus Rolando Romero lightweights Showtime PPV
June 4th Minneapolis Stephen Fulton (c) versus Danny Roman WBO/WBC super bantamweight title show time
June 4th Melbourne George Kambosos (c) vs Devin Haney (c) Undisputed lightweight titles ESPN
June 7th Saitama, Japan Naoya Inoue (c) vs. Nonito Donaire (c) Unified bantamweight title ESPN+
June 11th new York Edgar Berlanga vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo super middleweight ESPN/ESPN+
18th of June new York Artur Beterbiev (c) vs. Joe Smith Jr. (c) Unification light heavyweight ESPN/ESPN+
18th of June Houston Jermall Charlo (c) against Maciej Sulecki WBC middleweight title show time
July 9th San Antonio Mark Magsayo vs Rey Vargas WBC featherweight title show time

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