Boxing Predictions For 2022: Tyson Fury To Retire, Lomachenko To Beat Kambosos
Boxing juggernauts of every division put on a terrific show for their audiences throughout 2021.
From Saul Alvarez to Tyson Fury, fans got to see their favorite champions retain their titles, as well as other stars, pull off massive upsets.
For the next year, here’s what could happen in the boxing arena considering the boxers’ performance this year.
Fury to retire
Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua have signed on the dotted line to meet again in early 2022. Usyk took Joshua’s belts in the first showdown, and he is expected to replicate his last performance when they met again.
Tyson Fury is part of the picture as well.
Fury, who has been undefeated in his career so far and rated higher than both Usyk and Joshua, has already hinted at retiring from the sport soon.
We reckon that the British heavyweight will have one last dance against Usyk after the Ukrainian talent goes 2-0 up against Joshua.
AJ is unlikely to turn the tables on Usyk, especially after his last performance. He avoids using his size and reach advantage to the maximum, while Usyk gets inside of him and continues to gather points. With another win, Usyk will secure a super fight against Fury.
The Gypsy King, as we can foresee, will beat the Olympian to finish his career on a high, unbeaten and unbothered.
He is coming off a KO win over former WBC heavyweight king, Deontay Wilder. Fury is the only man to defeat the Bronze Bomber, not once but twice.
Lomachenko to beat Kambosos Jr.
George Kambosos Jr. has all it takes to be a lightweight crown holder, but Vasiliy Lomachenko is a potent threat to his legacy.
Both boxers are expected to fight in Australia in the coming year following Lomachenko’s decision victory over Richard Commey.
The 33-year-old Ukrainian has been relentless throughout his career. Kambosos is unbeaten in his career so far, but he hasn’t come up against the fighters of elite caliber like Lomachenko has.
His sole big win has been against Teofimo Lopez and while he looked splendid throughout the 12 rounds, Lomachenko can be more deadly than Lopez on the given day.
Alvarez to wear another WBC crown
Canelo Alvarez will face the WBC cruiserweight champion in mid-2022.
The cruiserweight division, which has been recently introduced by the sanctioning body, has Ilunga Makabu reigning at the top. But Makabu will have to face Thabiso Mchunu on January 29 to fulfill his mandatory challenge.
The winner of the title fight will then take on Canelo.
Canelo has been underrated to make it big in the cruiserweight division since it requires him to jump two divisions up. However, this is not new for the Mexican native.
He has already been a champion in four different weight classes.
The 31-year-old star could win the title fight and make history yet again.
Canelo already possesses the WBA (Super) IBF, WBO, and the WBC super-middleweight titles. Only Manny Pacquiao has ever won world titles at five different weights.
When Canelo beats the cruiserweight champ at the time, he will equal the Pacman’s record and overtake the only man to have beaten him: Floyd Mayweather.