Boxing champion Canelo Alvarez holds onto the WBA (Super), The Ring and lineal middleweight titles, and the WBA (regular) super middleweight belt since 2018.
His opponent Callum Smith holds the WBA and Ring belts in the Super middleweight division. Additionally, the vacant WBC Super Middleweight belt is up for grabs in this bout. As many fans see this as one-sided, because of Canelo’s resume history, this has the makings of being a true test for both fighters.
Canelo Alvarez versus Callum Smith will be shown Saturday, December 19th on DAZN and On-Demand, which distributes for 55 million homes. For $19.99 a month, or $99.99 a year, you can get your subscription for DAZN. You also have the opportunity to pay $69.99 on your cable box (pay-per-view). The show starts at 8 pm, with the main event starting at about 11 pm.
The Bigger Star
Canelo Alvarez, 53-1-2 with 36 knockouts, has been one of boxing’s biggest stars. He will showcase his talents Saturday night against the super middleweight’s number one fighter, and it should be a good one. He will be coming down in weight after fighting in the light heavyweight, last against Sergey Kovalev (11th round knockout). Alvarez is a four-division world champion. To his resume, he won a controversial win over Gennady Golovkin, a split decision where many in the boxing world saw Gennady as the winner. Then he later came back to settle the score and won by majority decision.
His only loss was to Floyd Mayweather on September 4th, 2013. Mayweather displayed his superior skills over Canelo, which taught Canelo a valuable lesson to grow in the sport. Almost as if he knew he would be at the top of the sport one day, he showed sportsmanship before that loss and visited Mayweather’s locker room before the bout to give him his respect and praise.
Something To Prove
Callum Smith, 27-0 (19 knockouts), will be facing his biggest challenge yet. Not only is this fight for him, but he will be avenging his brother’s loss to Canelo Alvarez. Liam Smith perhaps will seek revenge somewhat too, with a Canelo loss this Saturday. Canelo knocked him out with a vicious body punch in the ninth round, on September 17, 2016. Also, this will help Callum Smith’s resume with a win. He feels with his game plan he can beat Canelo. With a height and reach advantage, 6’3″ height and a 78″ reach, to Canelo’s 5’8″ height and 70.5″ reach. this should make for an interesting fight between the two 30-year-old fighters.
Betting odds are -670 for Canelo Alvarez, to +400 for Callum Smith.