By Vince Writer: When gender issues are resolved in professional sports, traditionally men earn more money and are more entertained, but in 2022, part of what happened is broken in the game. boxing, as female boxers were. deliver an exciting scene that entertains those who want to see it.
The night of April 30, 2022, is a historic night for women’s boxing, because for the first time in the history of boxing, a women’s boxing match headlines the news at Madison Square Garden. The fight was a fight of the champions as bantamweight champion Katie Taylor defended her title against seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano.
The fight for the light heavyweight title was exactly what was wanted as Amanda Serrano took on the role of the bully, and Taylor used her boxing skills to deal with the pressure. At the end of a hard-fought and entertaining battle, Katie Taylor was awarded the decision.
About six months later, women’s boxing made history again as former rivals settled their differences in the ring. The night of October 15 was the first time in ten years that Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall faced each other in the boxing ring.
Ten years ago, Marshall won the Shield when the two were competing in the minors. However, on the night of October 15, the enemies will meet in the biggest event in the history of all women at the 02 Stadium in London. With two million viewers tuning in, Claressa Shields got her confirmation by defeating Savannah Marshall by unanimous decision and winning the undisputed middleweight title.
The co-star on the Shield-Marshall card also featured two roosters who were clearly hostile to each other. Just like the participants did, boxers Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer got into heated exchanges during the press conference leading up to their championship bout.
On fight night, the ladies have cool heads as they all try to execute their technical game plans. In the end, Alycia Baumgardner won a narrow decision and successfully defended her WBC super featherweight title, as well as winning the WBO and IBF super featherweight belts.
While the women gave fans a workout in the squared circle, the men exchanged words on social media. When it comes to the much-anticipated battle at the box office in 2022, the women knock it out of the park as the men beat it on several occasions.
Boxing fans and pundits have been clamoring for a Canelo Alvarez vs. David Benavidez fight, but the fans got a third fight between Canelo and Gennadiy Golovkin. The fight of the trilogy turned out to be an interesting event that boxing fans did not ask for.
Next we have Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Ryan Garcia. These two rivals have been exchanging words on social media and posting signs of a fight date for a year, but in 2022 they could not agree on boxing terms.
Last but not least, we have Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford. These two champions represent a huge loss this year for boxing fans, because the fans of the team have been waiting for this match for four years. The fight was needed, but unfortunately, the teams representing Spence and Crawford were unable to agree on the terms of the big fight.
In the year 2022, we have seen many feuds with female boxers outside the ring, and we have seen a series of fights between male boxers on social media. The only difference is the women step into the ring to settle their differences while the men continue to post social media posts and make youtube videos.
The silver lining to all of this comes in the form of a new year. While the women have the opportunity to use their strengths, the men have the opportunity to play sports that they have not achieved in 2022.
Hopefully, during the new year, the male boxers who represent them can follow the women’s schedule and put on an exciting match that the fans want to see. 2023 will be a great year for boxing if men can learn from women by talking and walking.