The undefeated Mexican and Englishman each won £ 168 before their WBC and WBA Super Feather titles.
The fight between the Mexicans Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and undefeated English Callum Smith is official.
Friday morning Both wrestlers won the £ 168 regulation for their fight for the super-middleweight WBA title and the WBC vacancy at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This fight marks the return “Canelo” Alvarez to super-heavyweight after venturing into the Semicomplets division, where he stripped the Russian of Sergey Kovalev and is also his first fight since 2020, after a year marked by a legal battle outside the ring against Golden Boy Promotions.
“Canelo” Alvarez He is 53-1-2 with 36 eliminators, two of them in his last three fights.
The Briton appears with a perfect record of 27-0, 19 of them on the fast track and also fights for the first time in 2020, his last fight was in November 2019, when he defeated John Ryder by the unanimous decision to keep super middleweight World Boxing Association title.
“Canelo” Alvarez He is one of the five Mexican fighters in history, with titles in four different divisions, along with Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez, Jorge “Travieso” Arce, Érik “Terrible” Morales and Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz.
Since his only professional loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013, “Canelo” Alvarez He is 11-0-1 with six eliminations and in the world championship fights he is proud of a record of 14-1-1 (with eight chloroforms).
For Callum Smith This is the third defense of his belt that he won in 2018 after defeating George Groves.
“Canelo” Alvarez has a favorable record in Texas He also has experience at Alamodome, where he defeated Austin Trout by unanimous decision in 2013.
In 2015 he eliminated James Kirkland in three rounds at the Minute Maid Park in Houston and the most recent victory was over the British Liam Smith by elimination in nine rounds to win the world title of the World Boxing Organization.