The World Boxing Association (WBA) Classifications Committee announced its rankings for September, which includes the 15 best boxers in the 17 weight divisions. Only these boxers have the possibility of aspiring to a WBA world title fight within their respective divisions.
The “Boxer of the Month” distinction was awarded to both Anthony Joshua and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Anthony Joshua beat Alexander Povetkin to retain his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super World Heavyweight Title while Saul Alvarez beat Gennady Golovkin to win the WBA Super World Middleweight Title.
Joshua became the first man to stop Alexander Povetkin inside the distance, with the fight taking place at Wembley Stadium on the new DAZN streaming network. It was Joshuas third successful defense of the title which he won from Wladimir Klitschko in 2017’s fight of the year.
As for Canelo, he became the first fighter to beat Gennady “GGG” Golovkin as he won a majority decision over the longtime WBA middleweight champion.