talkSPORT’s boxing preview: Autumn fights including Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan and George Groves v Callum Smith

COMING SOON

There is a stacked schedule of boxing on talkSPORT this autumn

talkSPORT have secured the rights to seven huge fight nights this Autumn.

In September and October, you can listen to live coverage of bouts including Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan and Billy Joe Saunders, as well as the World Boxing Super Series final between George Groves and Callum Smith.

Check out our preview of the upcoming action below.

Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight title defence headlines this autumn’s action

Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight title defence headlines this autumn’s action

September 8: Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas (Welterweight) – Arena Birmingham, UK

Amir Khan’s second fight on the comeback trail sees him take on Samuel Vargas. After his 39-second blowout of Phil Lo Greco in April, Khan is looking for a tougher test to set him up for a big fight before the end of the year. Also on the card, Jason Welborn rematches Tommy Langford for the British middleweight title, plus Sam Eggington and Lewis Ritson are fighting in separate bouts.

Amir Khan’s back on September 8

Amir Khan’s back on September 8

September 22: Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin (WBA, IBF, WBO Heavyweight Titles) – Wembley Stadium, London

Anthony Joshua will defend his unified heavyweight world titles against his Russian mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin on September 22. Negotiations for a potential bout with Deontay Wilder collapsed and the WBA insisted AJ take on Povetkin next, so he returns to the country’s national stadium to top a card which will also feature a WBC final eliminator between Luke Campbell and Yvan Mendy and the British title meeting of Matty Askin and Lawrence Okolie.

Anthony Joshua will look to light up Wembley Stadium on September 22

Anthony Joshua will look to light up Wembley Stadium on September 22

September 28: George Groves v Callum Smith (WBA Super-Middleweight Title) – KASC Sports Hall, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight tournament is set for an all-British conclusion when George Groves meets Callum Smith in the final. This tournament has been a revelation for boxing and will see the king of the division crowned with Groves’ WBA world title and the Ring Magazine belt also on the line. Chris Eubank Jr is set to return on the undercard.

The World Boxing Super Series final takes place on September 28

The World Boxing Super Series final takes place on September 28

October 6: Artur Beterbiev v Callum Johnson (IBF Light-Heavyweight Title) – Wintrust Arena, Chicago, USA

In the first event of Eddie Hearn’s new Matchroom USA/DAZN deal Callum Johnson steps up to challenge Russian beast Artur Beterbiev. After 18 months out of the ring, Johnson blew away Frank Buglioni to claim the British title in March and is now jumping straight up to world honours. Beterbiev has also been inactive due to a promotional dispute. On the undercard, another Brit goes for another world title. Gavin McDonnell will face WBA super-bantamweight ruler Daniel Roman.

Callum Johnson has a world title shot on October 6

Callum Johnson has a world title shot on October 6

October 13: Lewis Ritson v Francesco Patera (European Lightweight Title) – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK

Lewis Ritson is one of the most exciting fighters to watch in world boxing today. The ‘Geordie Golovkin’ burst onto the scene last October as he battered Robbie Barrett to claim the British lightweight title. Since then, he has won the belt outright by making three successful defences (all firefight KOs within two rounds) and is now set to step up and challenge for the European belt. The card also features a great British/Commonwealth super-lightweight title fight between Robbie Davies Jr and Glenn Foot, plus heavyweight Dave Allen and light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi.

Lewis Ritson will fight for the vacant European title on October 13

Lewis Ritson will fight for the vacant European title on October 13

October 20: Billy Joe Saunders v Demetrius Andrade (WBO Middleweight Title) – TD Garden, Boston, USA

In a battle between two technical specialists, Billy Joe Saunders will defend his world title against Demetrius Andrade. Both men have been criminally inactive for various reasons, but now finally plan to show why they deserve to face the winner of Canelo v GGG – for the unified middleweight championship. There is in fact triple world title action on the card as Katie Taylor defends her lightweight belts against Cindy Serrano and James Tennyson challenges IBF super-featherweight king Tevin Farmer.

Billy Joe Saunders faces arguably the toughest test of his career on October 20

Billy Joe Saunders faces arguably the toughest test of his career on October 20

October 27: Ted Cheeseman v Asinia Byfield (British Super-Welterweight Title) – Copper Box, London, UK

This card is not yet fully announced, as promoter Eddie Hearn is still in the process of finalising its main event, however we already know of three impressive domestic dust-ups that will happen on the show. Ted Cheeseman will face Asinia Byfield for the vacant British super-welterweight title, Ryan Doyle will defend his Commonwealth featherweight belt against Jordan Gill and Ryan Walsh rematches Isaac Lowe with the British featherweight title at stake.

Ted Cheeseman has the chance to conquer domestic level on October 27

Ted Cheeseman has the chance to conquer domestic level on October 27

These bouts will be live on talkSPORT and you can listen in the following ways:

– Right here through talkSPORT.com
– On DAB digital radio
– On Sky TV channel 0108
– On Virgin Media TV channel 927
– On Freeview channel 723,
– On Freesat channel 731
– Through the talkSPORT App

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