Rising Stars and Undisputed Championships guide the rise of boxing in 2022

Heading into the midway point of 2022, the sport of professional boxing is on fire. Rising stars and notable champions are producing some of the most memorable moments in the modern era of boxing. 

We saw Canelo Alvarez lose to a dominant Dmitry Bivol in the light-heavyweight division. Tyson Fury hung up the gloves in April after beating Dillian White by a spectacular knockout. Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano treated fans to an awesome fight for the Undisputed lightweight title. 

Boxing is red hot in the sports world, and it is just getting started for 2022. What can fans expect for the rest of the year in boxing? Should they start placing their bets on sites like the casinos in belgium?

The Road to Undisputed 

In recent years, fighters are chasing greatness to become an undisputed champion in their respective division. Canelo became the first fighter to ever do it in super-middleweight. Jermell Charlo became the undisputed champion in the 154-pound division on Saturday night. And Katie Taylor won a split decision for all the belts in the lightweight division. 

In June, Devin Haney and George Kambosos will go head to head for the undisputed lightweight title in Melbourne, Australia. 

Hopefully fans can get the fight they deserve in the welterweight division. A talking point for years in boxing and the most anticipated fight in the sport, Spence vs Crawford will be an event worth watching. Undefeated records and championship titles will be on the line. This is the fight every boxing fan deserves to see in the near future. 

Rising stars and ones to watch in the future 

Meanwhile, up-and-coming fighters are being noticed across all weight classes, especially in the lightweight division. Rising stars like Gervonta Davis and Shakur Stevenson are becoming household names in boxing. 

Stevenson just came off a very impressive performance against Oscar Valdez to add a second 130-pound belt to his resume. That performance put Stevenson on everyone’s radar and he may have a case for a spot on the pound-for-pound list. 

Tank Davis will fight Rolando Romero in New York on May 28 for Tank’s WBA “regular” lightweight title. Davis is a popular name among boxing fans and he has the potential to land some of the biggest fights in boxing. 

Ryan Garcia lost momentum after taking a year off from boxing and as a result, he parted ways with Eddy Reynoso. His last fight with his new hall of fame trainer Joe Goossen did not look promising for the young superstar, but he still has the potential to win fans over with his next fight. A few more tune-up fights for Garcia, and he can better his brand as a boxer. 

What’s Next?

The biggest upcoming fight at the moment is Haney vs Kambosos for the undisputed lightweight title on June 4th. After that fight, fans will wait for the Joshua and Usyk rematch in Saudi Arabia. Canelo will have to make a decision to fight Bivol again, or fight GGG in the trilogy. Garcia has to fight a top lightweight contender to stay relevant in the ring soon. Most importantly, Spence and Crawford need to find a deal to fight this year.