With a range of fights that will appeal to both the casual and hard-core Boxing fans, September is set to be a month to enjoy for all lovers of the sport.
Whether it be a huge stadium fight in front of 90,000 people, a long awaited tournament final or a hugely anticipated rematch, the month of September could be one to remember from start to finish.
Danny Garcia Vs Shawn Porter – 08/09 - WBC Welterweight Title
In a fight that genuinely involves two of the top 5 boxers within the division, former world champs Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter and Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia will go to battle in a 50/50 fight that will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Fighting for the WBC strap after Keith Thurman was forced to vacate, the winner of this fight may well fight Thurman at some point next year as both fighters have been on the losing end of close points defeats to the WBA champ. Thurman, who hasn’t fought for 18 months is expected to have a warm up fight before plunging into a big fight against another top Welterweight in 2019.
Seeing as Garcia & Porter suffered very narrow losses to Thurman in the past couple of years, both fighters are likely to want the rematch against the Florida based fighter, potentially with a better chance against a boxer who’s been as inactive as Thurman.
Whereas the loser of the fight may struggle to fight for another world title soon, there are still plenty of big non-title fights out there in 2019 against fellow Americans Jessie Vargas, Lamont Peterson and even Adrien Broner
Canelo vs Golovkin – 15/09 - WBA & WBC Middleweight Titles
The delayed but still widely anticipated rematch between GGG and Canelo Alvarez is taking place exactly a year after the first fight that ended in a draw.
With a combined record of 87 - 1 – 3, as the first fight should have done, this fight will determine who the best Middleweight in the world is after over a year of discussion. In what was definitely a close first fight, many feel that Golovkin won although two of the judges didn’t agree.
Whether Golovkin at the age of 36 and after numerous consecutive world title fights as well as the hardest fight of his career 12 months ago, can defeat a 28 year old Canelo Alvarez is yet to be seen.
However, the rematch can’t be discussed without the unfortunate results of a drug test that Alvarez took in March this year with the results being blamed on contaminated meat which ended in Alvarez being banned from the sport for 6 months.
Unfortunately the pre-fight talk of the rematch has been over-shadowed by Canelo’s failed drug test and if the fight goes Canelo’s way, many will have their doubts over the legitimacy of the win or whether Alvarez should have even been allowed in the ring.
Regardless of failed drug tests and dodgy judges scorecards, we should be in for an amazing rematch between two of the best pound for pound fighters in the sport with many fight fans undecided on their prediction as of yet.
Anthony Joshua Vs Alexander Povetkin – 22/09 - IBF, WBA & WBO Heavyweight Titles