Bravose Previews: Fights happening in September 2022
by Kate Rosindale on Sep 01, 2022
Various title fights are taking place in the month of September, but the one that is catching our eye is the third fight between the most bitter of rivals Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin.
The super-middleweight belts will be on the line when the pair go head-to-head for the third time in what is set to become a spectacular trilogy bout.
The pair first crossed swords on 16 September 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. That time Mexican Canelo (57-2-2, 29 KOs) got away with a somewhat lucky split-decision draw; fortunate because the majority of onlookers in fact called it in favour of Kazakhstani Golovkin (42-1-1, 37 KOs).
The second time Canelo and Golovkin met was almost a year to the day later, on 15 September 2018, again at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise.
This was another equally controversial result, with Canelo claiming a majority decision victory, in a result that spectators and pundits alike felt was harsh on Golovkin.
Now that Canelo has completed the full set of super-middleweight belts – a collection he achieved thanks to victory over Caleb Plant on 6 November 2021 – the upcoming third instalment full sees all the titles on the line.
The bout will see Golovkin, the WBA (Super) and IBF middleweight champion, compete in the super middleweight division for the first time in his career, while it will be Álvarez's sixth bout in the same weight class.
As the iconic union is about to conclude, the fight is now being billed as a must-win for both.
In his latest fight, on 7 May this year, Canelo suffered his first defeat since 2013, as Russian Dmitry Bivol (20-0, 11 KOs) claimed a unanimous decision victory at light-heavyweight,
Meanwhile, Golovkin has disclosed his plans to move into retirement in the near future.
Golovkin, who has been fairly quiet over the past few years, enjoyed a stoppage victory over Japanese fighter Ryota Murata (16-3, 13 KOs) earlier in 2022, in what was his first outing in almost a year and a half.
Canelo has pushed the personal nature of the rivalry in pre-fight interviews.
In June he said of Golovkin: “He always pretends to be a nice guy but he’s an asshole. He’s an asshole person... He's talking a lot of things about me. That's why it's personal."
Here we share a list of the other fights to be taking place during September 2022.
Saturday 3 September at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK – Ben Shalom’s BOXXER
- Liam Smith vs Hassan Mwakinyo (Super-Welterweight)
Sunday 4 September at Crypto Arena, LA, USA – Al Haymon’s PBC
- Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz (Heavyweight)
Saturday 17 September at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom
- Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 3 (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO Super-Middleweight Titles)
- Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez vs Israel Gonzalez (WBC Super-Flyweight Title)
Friday 23 September at New Jersey, USA – Bob Arum’s Top Rank
- Shakur Stevenson vs Robson Conceicao (WBC and WBO Super-Featherweight Titles)
Saturday 24 September at Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK – Frank Warren’s Queensberry
- Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker (Heavyweight)
- Amanda Serrano vs Sarah Mahfoud (WBC, IBF and WBO Featherweight World Titles)
Saturday 24 September at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, UK – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom
- Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara (WBA ‘Regular’ Featherweight Title)
- Maxi Hughes vs Kid Galahad (Lightweight)
- Hannah Rankin vs Terri Harper (WBA Super-Welterweight World Title)
Sunday 25 September at Saitama Super Arena, Japan – RIZIN
- Floyd Mayweather vs Mikuru Asakura (Exhibition)