Canello Alvarez Sweepstakes could be over quickly, and a battle is raging in the much-anticipated competition for the Mexican superstar.
ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez reports that Alvarez will face Calum Smith in Texas in December. Earlier it was speculated that the Caleb plant would be called, and Billy Joe Soders was renamed, but it looks like it will be Smith.
The date will be either December 18, 19, or 20 days – it’s Friday to Sunday – and the venue will be in Texas, either at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington or the Alamadom in San Antonio.
Alvarez recently parted ways with Golden Boy and DJN, but that doesn’t mean DJN They will not take up the fight, as Rodriguez says it is “very possible” they will. Smith is a matchroom boxing fighter, and of course works with matchroom DAZN. Canello is a free agent, appears to be serving as his own promoter, and nothing is stopping him from continuing to work as a broadcast partner with DJN, or in the future with Golden Boy if they have any. Wants to fight.
Canello (53-1-2, 36 KO) won the WBA in December, 2018. Won the secondary “World” title, beating Rocky Fielding, in fact Canelo’s DJN Debbie. Was. He has fought at 160 and 175 since then, but his focus is shifting to 168, and Smith (27-0, 19k) is still seen as the top dog in that division, despite the fact that in November John Ryder won by a decision of doubt. 2019 was Smith’s last battle.
Smith, 30, is a WBA graduate. Recognized by the “Super World” title placed at 168, and is also the Ring Magazine Champion, it is important for this. It will be Canello who is recognized as the world’s number one fighter at 168 pounds. While there are questions about Smith, it’s not as if the other big names in the division have done anything to make themselves a special case for the spot.
Although it all shakes up, it looks like we’re going to have a huge weekend in mid-December. We will have Canello-Smith on one of the Friday-Sunday dates, Gennady Golovkin is trying to return to DJN that same Saturday, and now the Golden Boy is hoping to put the reunion lid Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell in the fight that Saturday. , And will also be on DAZN. If DJN worked with Canello and continued this fight, it would be a weekly one just a few weeks after going global for the streaming service.