Eddie Hearn returned with a bang in the spring to British boxing after revealing a stacked start to 2022 with two Englishmen in major world title fights within two months.
Leeds hero Josh Warrington finds redemption and a shot at his former IBF featherweight world title when he faces old foe Kiko Martinez in his hometown on 26 March.
And it comes a month after Hackney light-heavyweight WBO champion Lawrence O’Cole defended his crown on February 27 in London.
Nottingham ace Leigh Wood and Ireland’s Michael Conlan will try to clear the greedy WBA’s confusing featherweight division on March 12.
Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz is the bonafide super champion, but has not defended that title since 2018.
But Wood won the regular edition of the title last year with a sensational win over Can Tzu and Conlon secured an interim title from the cash-grabbing body.
It is expected that the winner of City Ground Clash will be crowned super-champion or face Santa Cruz.
Tricky Portsmouth southpaw Michael McKinson bravely travels to America to face violent KO artist Virgil Ortiz on March 19 at a distant Golden Boy show.
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To trouble Southpaw on foreign soil would require a life-changing performance and unbiased judgment.
Islington’s John Ryder — who was brutally robbed to win the super-middleweight world title over Callum Smith in 2019 — finally gets into another big fight when he woos Danny Jacobs to Ellie Paley on Feb.
And it started with Liverpool’s Liam Smith traveling to the US to face Jesse Vargas on 5 February.
Matchroom boss Hearn said: “We ended 2021 with a bang and I can’t wait to start in 2022.
“This is going to be such an exciting year for Matchroom and DAZN with large scale events all over the world.
“And I am pleased with the opening schedule that we have put together, the integration, the world title action and the career-defining nights.
“There’s a lot of drama packed with these nights, and we have a lot more to add soon.”
Hearn is close to agreeing to a fight between his Mexican WBC flyweight world champion Julio Cesar Martinez and Croydon’s IBF master Sunny Edwards.
Essex Fight Magnates will also have a hand in Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Alexander Usik.
And he’ll be doing a purge bidding with WBC on Jan. 11 in an effort to bring Tyson Fury vs. Dillian White to his streaming platform.
Fight fans in the UK will soon have the announcement of Frank Warren and BT Sports Show.
And Sky Sports will be hoping that their spectacular February schedules of Chris Eubanks Jr vs Liam Williams (February 5), Amir Khan vs Kyle Brook (February 19) and Josh Taylor vs Jack Cattrall (February 26) don’t get too disrupted by COVID or restrictions. be.
full list of battles
February 5 – Cardiff – Chris Eubanks Jr. vs. Liam Williams
February 5 – USA – Jesse Vargas vs. Liam Smith
February 12 – London – Daniel Jacobs vs. John Ryder
February 19 – Manchester – Amir Khan vs Klay Brook
February 26 – Glasgow – Josh Taylor vs. Jack Cattrall
February 27 – London – Lawrence O’Coley v TBC
March 12 – Nottingham – Leigh Wood vs. Mick Conlan
March 19 – USA – Virgil Ortiz v Michelle McKinson
March 26 – Leeds – Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington 2