How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith fight live in Australia
The world's best pound-for-pound fighter, Canelo Alvarez, makes his much anticipated return to the ring this weekend. Here's how to watch in Australia.
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez is one of boxing's most versatile champions. He has claimed world titles in four weight divisions, ranging from 154-175lbs (70-79kg). His fight against England's Callum Smith will be his first since beating Sergey Kovalev in an eleventh round knockout in November 2019.
Interestingly, Alvarez fought, and beat, Smith's older brother Liam in 2016. Liam is now helping Smith with his preparations for this fight. "He is a superstar and you could probably say he is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world," Smith said.
When is Canelo vs Smith world title fight?
There are eight fights scheduled for this big night of boxing. It is all expected to get underway at midday AEDT on Sunday 20 November. Alvarez and Smith should start their ring walks around 3pm AEDT. The venue is the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. A limited amount of fans are allowed in the venue due to COVID-19.
How to watch Canelo vs Smith live in Australia
The exclusive home of this event and much more top-shelf boxing is streaming service DAZN. Australia was among the 200 countries the platform expanded into on 1 December this year.
DAZN secured the rights to a series of huge world title fights this month, including Anthony Joshua's recent defence of his heayweight belts. Gennadiy "GGG" Golovkin's title defence was also exclusive to DAZN.Rather than facing expensive pay-per-view prices, with DAZN you simply pay $2.99/month for access. That's it. For more information, check out our comprehensive DAZN guide. If you need help getting started, we also have a guide on how to sign up to DAZN.
Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith fight card
- Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith, super middleweight world title
- Christian Gomez Duran vs Angel Hernandez, welterweight
- Frank Sanchez vs Julian Fernandez, heavyweight
- Austin Williams vs Isiah Jones, middleweight
- Raymond Ford vs Juan Antonio Lopez, featherweight
- Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes, super middleweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs Robert Greenwood, featherweight
- Marc Castro vs Luis Javier Valdes, super featherweight
Who will win Alvarez vs Smith?
Smith is considered an extremely dangerous opponent for Canelo and is unbeaten in 27 fights, with 19 knockouts. The Liverpudlian is banking on his size advantage to cause a massive boilover here.
"In my view, he is a middleweight, Smith said. "The saying 'a good big 'un beats a good little 'un' is sometimes true. Sometimes all the ability in the world can't make up for a disadvantage you have in natural size. I believe that will play a part."
For all that we are tipping Alvarez's power, precision and experience to deliver him yet another victory here.
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