Six mega boxing bouts we want to see in 2022 including Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence

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Six mega boxing bouts we want to see in 2022 including Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence

The 18th-century French philosopher, Luc de Clapiers, said, “Patience is the art of hope”—a sentiment that can be applied to every boxing fan.

Tomorrow is witnessing a bright New Year’s morning so I have chosen six fights that will surely get the juices flowing and make 2022 mesmerizing and memorable.

British boxing fans are hoping and praying that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua share the ring next year

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British boxing fans are hoping and praying that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua share the ring next yearcredit: AFP
Josh Taylor could be prepared for a big 2022

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Josh Taylor could be prepared for a big 2022credit: getty

Being a pragmatist I realize that thanks to the political cynicism and greed of world governing bodies and the indolence of rival TV with their vested interests, few, if any, will happen.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t adopt de Clapierce’s ideology, so here goes.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

As far as British punters are concerned, this is the fight they want above all else.

Since Joshua won the IBF version of the world title five years ago, the gloom is we’ve been waiting for it to happen but it’s still as far away as Neptune – 2.9 billion miles from Earth.

My fear is that Joshua will be defeated again when he returns with Oleksandr Usyk in the spring.


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So the blitzkrieg between Fury and Joshua – potentially the richest fight in this country – will then end in a dusty pigeon-hole as a ‘what if’.

And arguments about who would have been the winner could flare up forever.

Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr.

Unfortunately, having two elite fighters facing each other these days – and these two are best ranked pound-for-pound just behind Canelo Alvarez – is a rarity.

A welterweight unification scrap between Crawford and Spence, both unbeaten multiple-world champions, would generate interest six years earlier by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

And it won’t be a surprise if it becomes Fight of the Year.

Boxing fans are desperate to see Errol Spence Jr. and Terrence Crawford make it next year

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Boxing fans are desperate to see Errol Spence Jr. and Terrence Crawford make it next year

Anthony Yarde vs Joshua Buatsik

There’s nothing like a good old home punch-up and the result between Commonwealth champion Yarde and an unbeaten Buatsi will determine who is Britain’s best light-heavyweight.

To add spice to the occasion, Yarde is promoted by Frank Warren and Buatci by Eddie Hearn.

Anthony Yarde took revenge on Lyndon Arthur earlier this month

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Anthony Yarde took revenge on Lyndon Arthur earlier this monthcredit: The Sun

Josh Taylor vs Gervonta Davis

Taylor is one of six people to become a unified world champion. And the unbeaten super-lightweight has earned the right to be compared favorably with legendary teammate Scott Kane Buchanan.

Fighting like a pocket battleship with all guns blazing, Davis is also unbeaten and a three-time world champion.

The Baltimore bad boy has been arrested multiple times for a variety of crimes and is facing a seven-year prison sentence for allegedly running a red light, hitting another vehicle and keeping four people in the hospital.

What will be the war between these two?

Gervonta Davis against Josh Taylor would be one hell of a scrap

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Gervonta Davis against Josh Taylor would be one hell of a scrapcredit: AP

Maris Breedes vs Lawrence O’Coley

How good is London’s WBO Cruiserweight Champion Okolie?

He has definitely had a comfortable ride so far.

Give him a real test against IBF Champion Byredis, whose only loss in his 30-fight career was against Usik, and we’ll find out.

Lawrence Okoli's reign as cruiserweight champion so far has been a breeze

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Lawrence Okoli’s reign as cruiserweight champion so far has been a breezecredits: PA

Gennady Golovkin vs Chris Eubanks Jr.

Golovkin, the IBF middleweight champion, is four months past his 40th birthday and Father Time is snapping his heels.

There is no doubt that Triple G, though still a dangerous punter, is in decline.

Eubanks would have every chance of being the first British fighter to defeat him – Michael Murray, Matt McLean and Kel Brook were all KOed.

Gennady Golovkin still packs a punch at 39

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Gennady Golovkin still packs a punch at 39credit: getty

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