Considered one of the glamorous divisions in boxing, the lightweight division hosts a variety of big names leading the charge for divisional domination and undisputed supremacy.
The potential matchups are shaping up to be exciting for bettors, and it should be a huge year for boxing betting in 2022.
A heavyweight fighter (all heavyweight bets in boxing) will put more weight into each punch than a lightweight, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll hit harder.
Gervonta "Tank" Davis recently rose to pay-per-view fame, while George Kambosos Jr. fought his way to the top, and Devin Haney continues to shine on the biggest stage.
Mix in three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, former division leader Teofimo Lopez and popular contender Ryan Garcia — and the current lightweight scene looks set for an extremely exciting near future.
Betting on fights with Gervonta Davis
Gervonta Davis is undoubtedly the best name among his peers in the division and any clashes with fellow champions George Kambosos Jr. or Devin Haney would make for massive boxing spectacles — as the undefeated Baltimore native leads the charge to become the undisputed lightweight leader in 2022.
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Bet on Ryan Garcia
Rising star Ryan Garcia has made a name for himself and will finally aim to take the next step under coach, Eddy Reynoso next year.
The fight that offers the most excitement in the ring might be multi-division champion Gervonta Davis against fellow undefeated Ryan Garcia, who brings an influential social network with him to every fight.
Not only do their styles contrast perfectly with Davis being an effective counter-puncher, and Ryan Garcia, an aggressive stalker with scary hand speed, but both will be aiming for the knockout during the fight.
Bet on George Kambosos Jr
Australia's George Kambosos Jr., after his career-best win over Teofimo Lopez, personally called for fights with Davis and Haney. Kambosos Jr. has set himself up for a very successful 2022.
A high-profile fight with "Tank" could take place this year in America, but a first title defence and unification meeting with Haney in the home territory of Australia seems more than likely.
Bet on Devin Haney
At only 23 years old, Devin Haney now holds a record of 27-0. Haney is one of the greatest talents in boxing, and a clash with Kambosos Jr. in 2022 would become a defining night for "The Dream" to finally crown an undisputed champion of the division.
Bet on Vasyl Lomachenko
Ukrainian three-division world champion Vasyl Lomachenko was once considered the number one pound-for-pound boxer on the planet before a surprise loss to Lopez in 2020. Once considered the main man of the division, "Loma" looks to continue his rejuvenation, first against Richard Commey before hopefully moving on to a world championship to reclaim his former honours.