DAZN 2022 schedule confirmed, including title fight for Josh Warrington

Warrington will get a chance to become a two-time world champion when he rematches Kiko Martinez for the IBF featherweight strap.

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have announced a stacked start to 2022 in the USA and UK with seven events to kick off a huge year on DAZN.

Below, we take a look at the seven main events confirmed.

Saturday, February 05: Jessie Vargas vs. Liam Smith

Headlining the event is former two-weight world champion Jessie Vargas vs. former WBO light middleweight champion Liam Smith.

On the undercard, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Carlos Cuadras clashing for the vacant WBC super-flyweight title also on the card at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The show will be live worldwide on DAZN (excluding Thailand).

Saturday, February 12: Daniel Jacobs vs. John Ryder

Super-middleweight John Ryder looks to step up in 2022, taking on two-time Middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs at the famous Alexandra Palace in London.

The event will be live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

• Sunday, February 27: Lawrence Okolie vs. Michal Cieslak

WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie will defend his belt for the second time at the end of February against Poland's former World Title challenger Michal Cieslak.

The event will be live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

Saturday, March 05: Estrada vs. Chocolatito III

Juan Francisco Estrada and Román 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez run it back once more for a highly anticipated trilogy fight for the WBA, WBC Franchise and The Ring Magazine super-flyweight titles.

It will be held at the Pechanga Arena San Diego in San Diego, California. The event will be live worldwide on DAZN.

• Saturday, March 12: Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan

Leigh Wood defends his new WBA belt for the first time after producing a stunning 12th-round knockout against Xu Can at Matchroom Fight Camp in July.

He now faces WBA 'Interim' featherweight champion Michael Conlan on home soil at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The event will be live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

• Saturday, March 19: Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson

Knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. looks to make it 19-0, taking on flawless British world-rated contender Michael McKinson in the first defence of his WBO International welterweight title. The Golden Boy Promotions event will be live worldwide on DAZN.

• Saturday, March 26: Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington II

Spanish two-weight World Champion Kiko Martinez puts his newly acquired IBF Featherweight belt on the line against old foe Josh Warrington at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Warrington outpointed Martinez in a close contest at the same venue back in May 2017. The rematch will be live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

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