How Has Boxing Become So Popular In 2022?

Boxing is making a resurgence as a spectator sport these days. People are returning to the foundations of this sport and filling the calendar with exciting and promising performances throughout the year. Numerous significant matches have already been played or are scheduled for 2022, and more are sure to be announced in the coming months.

For those who follow the boxing scene regularly and enjoy placing bets, this year has been especially exciting in terms of trying to predict the outcomes of the most pivotal fights and overall trends in the sport and also has some of the best Betting odds. Boxing is only one of the sports available for wagering, but it’s also one of the most fascinating to watch because the results of past fights have a significant impact on the players’ performances.

The most popular names at the moment

Boxing fans adore Tyson Fury‘s name. On April 23 versus Dillian Whyte, the Gypsy King successfully defended his heavyweight championship. After six rounds of dominance, the victorious knockout was a right-handed uppercut.

Fans also stuck with Amir Khan from the start of the year on. A super-lightweight champion for 17 years, he recently declared his retirement. The announcement followed a loss to Kell Brook in a fight earlier this year at Manchester Arena. Khan, the youngest British boxer to win an Olympic medal, earned a silver medal in boxing in 2004 in Athens. He later moved to professional boxing in 2005. Khan, an Olympic medalist and two-time world champion informed his supporters that he has decided to retire from boxing, expressing gratitude for a long and successful career.

Among light heavyweight boxers, Artur Beterbiev of Russia is unbeaten. He is a professional boxer who has won 15 of his fights through knockout, and he has been the WBC champion since the year 2019.

Terence Crawford of the United States is another unbeaten fighter, having won 35 fights and 26 via knockout. Terence, a welterweight, is a swift-moving, defensively-solid fighter who is regarded as a sight to behold during a match.

Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine is a perfect 17-0 with 13 knockouts. He competed in the 2012 London Games. Oleksandr turned pro in 2013, and in his first fight with Krzysztof Glowacki, he won his first world title. Usyk is a true champion with exceptional boxing technique who has never lost an opportunity to win a crown.

The year’s challenges

As 2022 boxing matches become increasingly prominent, fans have many unresolved questions. One of these concerns is how the younger players will do.

Many fresh young players are emerging and will be more visible this year. For example, Vergil Ortiz and Jaros Ennis are two promising young players with star potential. Stevenson is already well-known, and he has a chance to become the best fighter in the world in his category. Anderson, a heavyweight player, is predicted to maintain his status as the best for a longer period of time.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com