For much of 2023, boxing fans had their eyes on the month of July, knowing two huge bouts were set for late in the month. What those same fans could not see coming was that both fights would be blowouts that showcased the true greatness of Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford. Now, one of the biggest stars in boxing looks to prove he still ranks among the elite when Saul "Canelo" Alvarez defends his undisputed super middleweight championship against undisputed junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo on Saturday.

Inoue vacated his four bantamweight world titles to move up a division and take on unified champion Stephen Fulton. Inoue was never tested by Fulton before scoring a TKO in Round 8 to capture the WBO and WBC super bantamweight titles as he firmly established himself as the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

Inoue's reign as the top dog may have only lasted five days because Crawford was even more impressive against an even better opponent. Crawford put a brutal beating on fellow pound-for-pound elite Errol Spence Jr., scoring three knockdowns before the referee was forced to halt the bout in the ninth round.

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Alvarez long stood as the sport's pound-for-pound best, though many feel that age and more than 60 professional bouts have led to a recent decline in his performances. Alvarez will need to still have flashes of his old skills when he takes on Charlo, who may be coming up two weight divisions but has plenty of skill to exploit any weaknesses in Alvarez's game.

Also on tap in the coming weeks, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury enters the fray when he takes on former UFC heavyweight titleholder Francis Ngannou in a super fight on Oct. 28 in Saudi Arabia.

Note: This will be updated constantly with changes and additions.

DateLocationMain eventWeightclass/titleNetwork
Sept. 15Corpus Christi, TexasLuis Alberto Lopez (c) vs. Joet GonzalezIBF featherweight titleESPN
Sept. 15San AntonioRafael Pedroza vs. Ramon Cardenas
Super bantamweightShowtime
Sept. 18TokyoKenshiro Teraji (c) vs. Hekkie BudlerWBC, WBA junior flyweight titlesESPN
Sept. 23LondonZhang Zhilei vs. Joe JoyceHeavyweightESPN
Sept. 23OrlandoRichardson Hitchens vs. Jose ZepedaJunior welterweightDAZN
Sept. 30Las VegasSaul "Canelo" Alvarez (c) vs. Jermell CharloUndisputed super middleweight titleShowtime PPV
Sept. 30LondonJai Opetaia (c) vs. Jordan ThompsonIBF cruiserweight titleDAZN
Oct. 7Sheffield, EnglandLeigh Wood (c) vs. Josh WarringtonWBA featherweight titleDAZN
Oct. 7Las VegasGilberto Ramirez vs. Joe Smith
Oct. 14Manchester, EnglandKSI vs. Tommy FuryCruiserweightDAZN PPV
Oct. 14Rosenberg, TexasJanibek Alimkhanuly (c) vs. Vincenzo Gualtieri (c)
WBO, IBF middleweight titlesESPN
Oct. 15TBATim Tszyu (c) vs. Brian MendozaWBO junior middleweight titleShowtime
Oct. 21Liverpool, EnglandJack Catterall vs. Jorge LinaresSuper lightweightDAZN
Oct. 27Managua, NicaraguaJonathan Gonzalez (c) vs. Leyman BenavidesWBO junior flyweight titleESPN
Oct. 27OrlandoAmanda Serrano (c) vs. Danila RamosUndisputed featherweight titleDAZN
Oct. 28Riadyh, Saudi ArabiaTyson Fury vs. Francis NgannouHeavyweightsESPN+ PPV
Nov. 15TBATakuma Inoue (c) vs. Jerwin AncajasWBA bantamweight titleESPN
Nov. 18Inglewood, CaliforniaDiego Pacheco vs. Marcelo CoceresSuper middleweightDAZN
Nov. 25DublinChantelle Cameron (c) vs. Katie TaylorUndisputed super lightweight titleDAZN
Dec. 16Glendale, ArizonaJesse Rodriguez (c) vs. Sunny Edwards (c)WBO, IBF flyweight titlesDAZN