An explosive month is what awaits the World Boxing Association for the upcoming month of September, which will feature five fights of very high caliber that may define the future of international pugilism and a new ranking of the best pound for pound fighter.
International figures such as Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, George Groves and Callum Smith will be some of the main protagonists in the world scene and for this the pioneer organization will have special belts worthy of two separate events.
Beginning with the activities, on September 14th, the females will star in a luxury fight in the Nation of the Rising Sun between the veteran of a thousand battles, Naoko Fujioka, and the Mexican Irma Sanchez for the flyweight championship of the WBA which is held by Fujioka.
But it will be September 15th when the world will stop again to see the expected tie-breaking fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between Golovkin and Canelo, in which it will be the 21st consecutive defense of the WBA middleweight title by GGG. The winner of this battle could well be a candidate to occupy the first position in the pound-for-pound rankings.
As if that were not enough, for September 22nd, another spectacular and historic fight is expected at the Wembley Stadium in England where the world boxing star, Anthony Joshua, will be exhibiting again his WBA Heavyweight Super Championship against the dangerous Russian Alexander Povetkin in a combat with a high dose of guaranteed emotions, because we already know what both warriors are capable of. It will be Joshua’s third defense.
And on September 28th, in a vibrant duel of British elite, George Groves will expose the WBC Super Middleweight Championship to Callum Smith in the highly anticipated finale of the World Boxing Super Series to be held at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Groves will make the third defense of the title he won in May of 2017.
And to close the month explosively, another heavyweight duel looms when Manuel Charr exposes the regular heavyweight championship against Fres Oquendo in Cologne, Germany, in a bout that could well throw the next opponent in the bout between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin to be held in the days before.