Boxing’s biggest star makes his 2020 debut against perhaps his toughest test to date as WBA (Super) and WBC “Franchise” middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez challenges Callum Smith for the WBA (Super), The Ring and vacant WBC super middleweight titles on Saturday, Dec. 19, in San Antonio, Texas.
It will be Canelo’s first fight since stopping Sergey Kovalev in the 11th round last November to claim the WBO light heavyweight title and become a four-division world champion. He returns to the 168-pound division for the second time after blowing out Rocky Fielding with a third-round TKO in December 2018 to capture the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York.
“I’m very happy to return to the ring and continue to make history,” Alvarez said in a press release. “I am motivated to continue to be the best, and I look forward to fighting Callum Smith, who is one of the best at 168lbs.”
The undefeated Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) is back in action against arguably the best fighter in boxing. In his last outing, Smith narrowly got by John Ryder in defense of his WBA (Super) and The Ring 168-pound titles. The winner of the World Boxing Super Series in 2018 was featured on the Canelo-Fielding undercard, where he stopped Hassan N’Dam in the third round. As the best super middleweight in the world, Smith aims to turn back the challenge of Canelo.
“I’ve been wanting a big fight since becoming world champion, so I’m so pleased that during these challenging times we can deliver to the fans a fight between the very best in the division,” Smith said. “I truly believe I beat him and will prove that 168lbs is my division.”
Can Canelo once again prove he’s pound for pound the best fighter in the world? Or does Smith upset the apple cart and pull off the massive upset?
When is Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 19
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Canelo-Smith: 11 p.m. ET
Canelo Alvarez’s return to the ring against Callum Smith takes place on Saturday, Dec. 19. The card starts at 8 p.m. ET, with Alvarez and Smith expected to take their ring walks about 11 p.m. ET, depending on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Canelo vs. Smith
The Canelo vs. Smith fight will stream live globally on DAZN, to more than 200 countries and territories (excluding Mexico, where it will be shown on TV Azteca).
Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku and Xbox One. Viewers can also find it on DAZN.com using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Canelo vs. Smith PPV price
- PPV: $69.99
- Subscription: $19.99/month or $99/year
DAZN is offering two different ways to watch the Canelo vs. Smith fight in the United States with various price points.
Boxing fans interested in watching the fight can sign up for a monthly DAZN subscription or annual pass. The annual pass costs $99.99 while the monthly subscription costs $19.99. (In Canada, a subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD per year.)
Customers of major cable providers such as Comcast, Charter, Cox and more can also pay $69.99 to watch on their cable box and receive a four-month DAZN subscription as part of the cost.
Where is Canelo vs. Smith taking place?
The Canelo vs. Smith fight will take place in San Antonio, Texas, at the Alamodome. A limited number of fans will be in attendance.
This will be Alvarez’s second fight at the Alamodome, having beaten Austin Trout there in April 2013, and it will be Alvarez’s fourth fight in Texas overall.
Canelo vs. Smith odds
Alvarez opened as a -670 favorite against Smith, which means you’ll need to bet $670 to win $100. Meanwhile, Smith is a +400 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $400.
For updated odds, check the listings provided at the DraftKings sportsbook.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
- Name: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: July 18, 1990
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 70.5 inches
- Total fights: 56
- Record: 53-1-2 with 36 knockouts
Callum Smith record and bio
- Name: Callum Smith
- Nationality: Englishman
- Born: April 23, 1990
- Height: 6-3
- Reach: 78 inches
- Total fights: 27
- Record: 27-0 with 19 knockouts
Canelo vs. Smith fight card
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith for Smith’s The Ring and WBA (Super) super-middleweight titles
- Frank Sanchez vs. Julian Fernandez at heavyweight
- Raymond Ford vs. Juan Antonio Lopez
- Austin Williams vs. Isiah Jones at middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Luis Javier Valdes at featherweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes at super-middleweight
- Christian Gomez Duran vs. Angel Hernandez at welterweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. Robert Greenwood at featherweight