We all know now that GGG is expected to have to defend his world championship title against a formidable opponent, after his third competition with Canelo Alvarez.

And right after the last victory over Ryota Murata in April, Golovkin currently owns the IBF, IBO and WBA middleweight titles. The Kazakh star has been scheduled to rematch Canelo in the next bout on September 17.

Now, Golovkin is the one who will challenge the Mexican champion for the four major super-middleweight titles, so he will retain his middleweight titles if he fails. 

Also after a remarkable fight with Canelo, “GGG” was asked by the WBA to defend the title against Erislandy Lara – another WBA belt holder (Regular belt). Golovkin has 120 days to perform his duties.

Lara is a boxer with a relatively good record with 29 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses (19 times knocking opponents). In the last two fights, the Cuban talent both won impressive knockouts against rivals Thomas LaManna (2021) and Gary O'Sullivan (2022).

If he loses to Canelo in the 3rd confrontation, it is likely that Golovkin will put all his efforts into the middleweight arena, aiming to unify the titles in this playground before retiring. The 40-year-old star is still showing incredible form, despite entering the twilight phase of his career.

Elsewhere in featherweight, Leo Santa Cruz will have 24 hours to take on the WBA (Regular) champion Leigh Wood. Cruz is a veteran and well-known boxer in the light weight divisions.

However former king, born in 1988, once lost to Gervonta Davis in the super featherweight competition in 2020, but he regained the feeling of victory over Keenan Carbajal in the last fight.