As previously said on BoxingScene.com, Mexican celeb Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will return to the ring on December nineteenth, doubtless in Texas, in a high stakes battle towards WBA super middleweight champion Callum Smith.
Canelo, who holds the WBA’s middleweight title, is additionally the WBA’s “average” champion at 168-pounds.
Canelo became last seen within the ring in November 2019, when he moved up by using two weight divisions and knocked out Sergey Kovalev for the WBO gentle heavyweight title, which became vacated no longer long after.
Smith’s ultimate ring look also took place in November of closing 12 months, when he struggled to win what some felt was a controversial twelve round decision win over John Ryder.
Canelo changed into at the beginning scheduled to return in may additionally, however the event became canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He changed into then booked to battle in September – with that ring look falling out when Canelo initiated a felony action to become independent from from his contracts with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN.
Two weeks in the past, a deal changed into reached and Canelo become launched from each contracts.
despite the fact, the upcoming battle with Smith should be carried with the aid of DAZN. Canelo’s future fights will possible go to the highest bidder.
Smith has been looking for a shot at Canelo for a while.
“If I clear out the tremendous middleweight division and if he’s in that division then I’m the only battle for him,” Smith pointed out to PA information prior this year.
For Smith, the honor of his fighting family unit should be on the road.
lower back in September of 2016, Canelo knocked out Smith’s older brother, Liam Smith, to capture the WBO junior middleweight title at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Smith is confident that he’ll avenge his brother’s loss.
“I’ve been wanting a large fight when you consider that fitting world champion, so I’m completely satisfied that all through these difficult instances we can carry to the lovers a combat between the very best in the division,” Smith referred to.
“I basically trust I [will] beat him and may show that 168-pounds is my division.”