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✅ WBC Super Middleweight Champion
✅ WBA Super Middleweight Champion
✅ Ring Magazine Super Middleweight Champion.
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A challenging 2020 ends with a potentially explosive encounter at the Alamodome as Callum Smith defends his super-middleweight titles against Canelo Alvarez.
When: Dec 19th, 5pm. Main event 8pm.
Where: DAZN app and PAYPERVIEW.
Fight card: See below.
Canelo Alvarez, regarded as the biggest star in boxing, will step in the ring for the first time in 2020 when he battles Callum Smith for two super middleweight titles in San Antonio on Saturday night.
He said he wants to unify the 168-pound titles and he can get halfway there if he beats Smith. The vacant WBC super middleweight title will be up for grabs as well as Smith’s WBA “super” super middleweight crown.
Canelo Alvarez wants to unify the super middleweight division, and his quest starts on Saturday against WBA titleholder Callum Smith in San Antonio. The vacant WBC belt is also on the line, meaning that a win against Smith could put Canelo on a path to get all four belts by the end of 2021.
Canelo has already had conversations with the other titleholders and their promoters, Billy Joe Saunders and Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, and Caleb Plant and Premier Boxing Champions.
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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.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio:
Name: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
Born: July 18, 1990
Reach: 70.5 inches
Total fights: 56
Record: 53-1-2 with 36 knockouts
Callum Smith record and bio
Name: Callum Smith
Born: April 23, 1990
Reach: 78 inches
Total fights: 27
Record: 27-0 with 19 knockouts.
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Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), the WBA “regular” titleholder who severed his working relationship with longtime promoter Golden Boy in early November, is making his first appearance since becoming a free agent.
Alvarez dominated Sergey Kovalev to win a light heavyweight world title in November 2019 but hasn’t fought since then because of the coronavirus pandemic and the inability to secure an opponent.
In addition to the WBA super middleweight title, Matchroom Boxing, the WBC and Canelo Promotions announced that the WBC’s version of the belt also will be on the line.
The WBC belt became vacant when David Benavidez missed weight for his fight against Roamer Alexis Angulo in August. Benavidez won the fight by 10th-round TKO but was not eligible to regain the title.
Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) is ESPN’s No. 1-ranked super middleweight and the WBA “super” titlist.
He won the WBA title by defeating George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series final in 2018. He has defended the belt twice, a TKO victory over Hassan N’Dam in June 2019 and a decision victory against John Ryder in November 2019.
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.
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