Let’s look at the fight calendar. What are the big fights? The name fights? Interesting fights?
Makabu vs Mchunu. I only know about this fight because Canelo was going to jump weight classes to challenge Makabu. That cruiserweight fight for Canelo seems to be off the table, but it made news. Jan 29, 2022. I’m not that interested in this fight.
Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios could be interesting. I like watching Thurman. Not too familiar with Barrios. Feb 05, 2022. On the undercard is Nery vs Castro; Santa Cruz vs Carbajal; Ramos vs Lopez.
Rungvisai vs Cuadras. Feb 05, 2022. This is a name fight. A rematch, I think. Power vs Pressure. Update: Rungvisai is out. Someone else is in.
Update on the Cuadras Fight, Jesse Rodriquez replaces Rungvisai:
- Title fight: Jesse Rodriguez vs. Carlos Cuadras, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBC junior bantamweight title
- Raymond Ford vs. Edward Vazquez, 10 rounds, featherweights
- Title fight: Jamie Mitchell vs. Carly Skelly, 10 rounds, for Mitchell’s WBA women’s bantamweight title
- Jesse Rodriguez vs. Fernando Diaz, 10 rounds, flyweights
- Elijah Lorenzo Garcia vs. Antonio Louis Hernandez, 6 rounds, middleweights
- Aaron Aponte vs. Louis Jourdain, 4 rounds, junior welterweights
- Adam Stewart vs. Ruben Rivera, 6 rounds, heavyweights
- Khalil Coe vs. Stuart Twardzik, 4 rounds, light heavyweights
Khan vs Brook. Feb 19, 2022. This is like a retirement fight for both fighters. I don’t think either will literally retire, but this might be the last big fight for both of them. Good thing they saved the grudge match for later, now they have something to fight over I guess.
Abdullaev vs Linares. Feb 19, 2022. Linares, I like his style. I like his former or possibly, again, current trainer.
Taylor vs Catterall. Feb 26, 2022. Only because Top Rank is pushing Taylor.
Ramirez vs Pedraza, Mar 4, 2022. Only because Ramirez lost to Taylor.
Gonzalez vs Martinez, Mar 5, 2022. Chocolatito against the switch hitting, awkward styled Martinez.
Charlo vs Castano, Mar 19, 2022. A rematch between the power punching American and the rugged pressure fighter Castano from Argentina. The last fight was a draw.
Prograis vs Mckenna, Mar 19, 2022. Prograis, his name and face has been around on social media. I think he lost to someone, and that put his name out there.
Ryan Garcia vs Emmanuel Tagoe, Apr 9, 2022.
Taylor vs Serrano, Apr 30, 2022. A fight between highly ranked, championship caliber women.