Canelo Alvarez shows off agility skills in intense workout
Canelo Alvarez will attempt to get his hands on Callum Smith’s WBA and Ring magazine world super-middleweight titles when the pair clash at the Alamodome in Texas. Liverpool fighter Smith will be making the third defence of his belts after successfully retaining the straps against Hassan N’Dam and fellow Briton John Ryder.
Alvarez, who boasts a 53-1-2 record, is heavy favourite for the showdown.
But Smith is confident of upsetting the odds despite taking the fight on short notice.
“Four weeks’ notice for the biggest fight possible isn’t ideal,” said the 30-year-old.
“However, given the times that we’re in, I kind of expected to get it at late notice.
“And I wasn’t sitting around doing nothing. If I’d been sitting around doing nothing and got four weeks’ notice, then I would have passed on it.
“I’m the champion and as long as I have those belts, I’m in a position to land the biggest fights possible, and I would still have been in a position to secure the Canelo fight.
“I would have seen the year out and tried to get it next year.
“I’ve taken this fight because I believe that I’m ready and I’m in good shape. I believe that I’ll be able to go in there and do what I do.”
Smith added: “I’m good enough to win the fight, I’m a winner, and I don’t take fights for a payday.
“I’m here to win, and if you’d seen me training over the last few weeks you’d know that I’m not just here to make up the numbers.”
Express Sport is on hand with all the details on how to watch the fight.
What channel is Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith on in UK?
Canelo vs Smith will not be shown on a TV channel in the UK.
Fans will instead have to stream the action via DAZN.
A subscription to the platform costs £1.99 per month and streaming is available across a host of devices.
Fans can use mobiles, tablets, Amazon Fire Sticks and gaming consoles.
The main event is due to start around 4am GMT on Sunday morning.
Canelo vs Smith latest odds [Twitter]
BIG FIGHT ODDS
Canelo Alvarez 1/6
Callum Smith 4/1
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*odds subject to change
Tale of the Tape: Canelo – Smith
Nationality: Mexican – British
Age: 30 – 30
Height: 5ft 8in – 6ft 3in
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 70in – 78in
Record: 53/1/2 – 27/0/0
KOs: 36 – 19
Rounds: 402 – 134
Debut: 29/10/2005 – 17/11/2012
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