Britain’s Callum Smith (27-0, 19KOs) faces the toughest test of his unbeaten career so far when he enters the ring against living legend Saul “Canelo” Álvarez (53-1-2, 36KOs) this weekend - December 19.
Smith, who is unbeaten in eight years, beat John Ryder last year to retain his WBA (Super) and The Ring super-middleweight titles.
But Canelo will be a very different test.
The remarkable Mexican won his 56th fight when he saw off Sergey Kovalev in his last bout to become a four-weight world champion.
He’ll be looking to add Smith’s title – plus the vacant WBC super middleweight crown – to his glittering collection on Saturday night.
It should be a thrilling fight and the UK will be behind Smith as he look to pull off a huge win and topple the great Canelo.
Date and time:
This 12-round super-middleweight champonship bout will take place on Saturday, December 19.
The ring walks are expected from 5am UK time on Sunday but that will depend on the undercard results.
It is being held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
TV channel and live stream:
The fight will be shown on DAZN with coverage starting at 1am on Sunday morning.
DAZN can be viewed on smart TVs, game consoles, connected devices, mobile, tablets and computers.
The streaming service costs £1.99 per month to sign up and can be cancelled at any time.
The fight will be able to be streamed via the the DAZN app.
Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith will be for Smith’s WBA (Super) and The Ring super-middleweight titles and vacant WBC super-middleweight title.
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Everything you ever need to know about Smith-Canelo can be found HERE
Jez Smith Southern Area title contender
"I've been changing my mind since this got announced, Canelo has been in with far better opposition, but that's not down to Smith, as he can only beat who is in front of him. I think if Smith comes in with the right game plan, gets behind his jab, unsets Canelo early and doesn't let him get comfortable, then I can see Smith winning on points."
Read all the predictions HERE
Betting Odds Supplied by Star Sports