It changed into formally introduced on Tuesday that Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez will tackle Callum Smith for the WBA tremendous middleweight title on Saturday December 19, are living on DAZN.
Alvarez (53-1-2 36 KOs) is returned in motion for the first time considering knocking out Sergey Kovalev in November 2019 in Las Vegas, ripping the WBO gentle heavyweight title from the Russian to turn into a 4 weight champion.
“we are very chuffed to return to the ring and close out the yr with an extra victory to proceed demonstrating that Canelo is the most efficient boxer on this planet,” spoke of Eddy Reynoso, sport and ability director at Canelo Promotions and Canelo’s coach.
Canelo beat Smith’s old foe and fellow Liverpool fighter Rocky Fielding in December 2018 to win the WBA ordinary belt at 168 – his third divisional title – and will be gunning to observe up by taking pictures the full belt.
Smith (27-0 19 KOs) has landed the large fight he has craved, and the potent Brit may be out to cement his place as properly dog at 168lbs. ‘Mundo’ landed the WBA title he puts on the road with a clinical stoppage win over fellow countryman George Groves in the seventh round of the final bout of the inaugural World Boxing tremendous sequence in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in September 2018.
The 30 year old has defended the titles twice since, stopping Hassan N’Dam in big apple in June 2019 after which outpointing John Ryder in his Liverpool place of birth 5 months later. Smith will even be out for household revenge when he steps through the ropes, with Canelo having overwhelmed Smith’s brother Liam in Texas in September 2016.
“we are disciplined individuals who are at all times able.. the handiest issue we need is to proceed making my career and continue growing as a crew. We’re capable for December 19 in opposition t Callum Smith, who is one of the premier at 168-pounds …. that makes me very satisfied. We could be fighting in opposition t one of the top-quality, I feel very chuffed about that. We wish to proceed advancing and continue to be the most excellent. We didn’t want 2020 to conclusion and not using a Canelo combat,” Canelo pointed out.