After a weird year that saw Canelo Alvarez out of action thanks to a mixture of the COVID-19 pandemic and legal disputes for former promoter wonder boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, and streaming service DAZN, the Mexican superstar is prepared to step back within the ring. Alvarez will face super-middleweight champion Callum Smith during the main event Saturday night in San Antonio’s Alamodome.
Smith is that the WBA titleholder and his belt are going to be on the road, as will the vacant WBC belt after the sanctioning body leapfrogged mandatory challenger Avni Yildirim to hold the belt on the fight. The winner will be got to face Yildirim in their next fight, consistent with the WBC. Were that situation not already confusing enough, Alvarez is also the WBA “regular” champion, which may be a step below Smith’s status as a “super” champion.
The fight is interesting within the physical differences between the 2 men. While Alvarez is that the favorite and arguably the simplest pound-for-pound fighter within the world, he faces a (literal) tall task within the 6-foot-3 Smith, who will hold a substantial size advantage over the 5-foot-8 Alvarez.
Alvarez vs. Smith card, odds
- Canelo Alvarez -650 vs. Callum Smith (c) +475, WBA and vacant WBC super middleweight titles
- Frank Sanchez vs. Julian Fernandez, heavyweight
- Raymond Ford vs. Juan Antonio Lopez, super featherweights
- Austin Williams vs. Isiah Jones, middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Luis Javier Valdes, featherweight
- Christian Gomez Duran vs. Angel Hernandez, welterweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. Robert Greenwood, featherweight
The event will stream on DAZN (which you’ll check in now), either through the quality monthly or yearly subscription plan or as a standard pay-per-view event on cable and satellite for $69.99, which incorporates four free months of DAZN.
There’s a lot of action expected on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas. make certain you’re following all of CBS Sports’ coverage of the event, including how you’ll watch and follow the action live below.
How to watch Alvarez vs. Smith
Date: Dec. 19 | Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Alamodome — San Antonio, Texas