It is expected to be a seismic year for the boxing world in 2022 with some huge fights on the horizon.
While more exciting matches are expected to be confirmed in the next 12 months, there is already a series of mouth-watering matchups that boxing fans around the world are eagerly awaiting.
With lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury set to have at least three fights and Amir Khan finally taking on Kell Brook after waiting nearly half a decade, there is plenty to look forward to.
Top 10 boxing fans want in 2022
This research was conducted by Geezers Boxing, which analyzed social media engagement for some of the biggest fights of 2022. The study identified the average engagement per article for each fight, with some interesting results to say the least.
Below are the top 10 fights (via engagement by article) that boxing fans around the world want to see this year:
10. Amir Khan vs. Kell Brook
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The first big fight of 2022 is in at 106,000 as old scores are finally settled. Khan and Brook will finally take on what will be Bolton against Sheffield. Two former world champions. What a way to start the year!
9. Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte
At the time of writing, this mandatory fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte is still up in the air, with ‘The Body Snatcher’ looking to secure his first fight for the world title. With a score of 143,000, there is plenty of interest in this matchup.
8. Carlos Cuadras vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
This may have surprised some, but this WBC super flyweight title showdown between Carlos Cuadras and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, taking place on February 5, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, is one that fans will want to see.
7. Chris Eubank Jr vs Liam Williams
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Another highly anticipated content for 2022 is the match between Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams, which was initially scheduled for December 11, 2021.
This could be a case of the battle of the fittest in what is going to be a seismic grudge match!
6. Mike Tyson vs Logan Paul
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To some, it may seem laughable that social media star Logan Paul wants to take on one of the greatest knockout artists of all time in Mike Tyson.
But with engagement levels of 265,000, it’s a fight fans want and could be another way to get new fans excited about the sport in general.
5. Gary Russell Jr. vs. Mark Magsayo
With one defeat between both fighters and over 50 wins, the WBC featherweight world title fight is one that is exciting to many with 421,000 levels of engagement.
4. Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
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This was one of the most anticipated matchups we can remember, but it doesn’t end at the top of this list.
There has been plenty of coverage of this potential fight, bringing engagement levels down to 422,000.
3. Martyn Ford v Sajad Gharibi
If you don’t know who these two men are, you will soon! Both Martyn Ford and Sajad Gharibi, aka the ‘Iranian Hulk’, are huge in their own right.
Coverage was low, pushing the average engagement to 525,000, making this fight third on the list.
2. Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
Only missing out on first place is the potential heavyweight division unification fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
The ‘Gypsy King’ single-handedly generated over 1 million fights with the three fights on this list, and fans seem incredibly excited about this one with 540,000.
1. Eddie Hall v Hafthor Bjornsson
Number one is the rivalry that has been going on for years!
Eddie Hall and Hafthor Bjornsson had their 2021 fight postponed after a torn biceps sustained ‘The Beast’ in training camp, and a new date has yet to be rescheduled at the time of writing.
That said, with 677,000 commissions, ‘The Beast’ and ‘Thor’ showdown top the charts!
Are there any boxing matches you would like to see in 2022? Which boxers do you want to see against each other in the ring? Feel free to contact us and let us know via social media.
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