In 2022, there were several exceptional professional boxers, but one stands out as the most successful: Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk’s accomplishments throughout the year solidify his claim to this title. Notably, he secured two major world titles, cementing his dominance in the sport.
In September, Usyk faced off against Anthony Joshua, delivering a remarkable performance that culminated in a victory. This triumph earned him the coveted WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight championships. Usyk’s mastery in the ring showcased his skill and determination.
Continuing his winning streak, Usyk clashed with Dillian Whyte in April, unifying the WBC title with his other titles. This extraordinary achievement further solidified his status as one of the most successful boxers of the year.
While Usyk’s accomplishments shine brightly, it is important to acknowledge other notable contenders for the title of the most successful professional boxer in 2022. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made his mark by capturing two world titles. In November, he defeated Caleb Plant, becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion. Additionally, in May, Alvarez triumphed over Dmitry Bivol to claim the WBA (Super) light heavyweight title.
Terence Crawford showcased his exceptional talent in 2022 as well, securing the undisputed welterweight championship by defeating Shawn Porter in November. Naoya Inoue, a force to be reckoned with, retained his WBC and WBA (Super) bantamweight titles by overcoming Nonito Donaire in June.
While all of these boxers enjoyed tremendous success in 2022, Usyk’s victories against top heavyweights and his undisputed champion status make him the most deserving of the title “most successful professional boxer” for the year. His achievements speak volumes about his skill, determination, and ability to rise above formidable opponents.