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Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith Live Stream, Predictions and Odds

A Christmas treat is cooking for the boxing fans as the 12-round unification bout between the Mexican Superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and the Briton Callum Smith takes place on Saturday, 19th December at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Mexican gladiator makes this year’s debut to appease his fans. Being brave, Callum Smith has chosen a formidable opponent for the night while a devastating fighter himself.

With a tremendous 27-0-0 record, Smith towers Alvarez in genetics, standing at 6′ 3″. Swaying several weight divisions, claiming four belts, Alvarez fought Sergey Kovalev on November 2019 to win the WBO light heavyweight championship title. Fighting some demons outside the ring, Alvarez severed his ties with DAZN, Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar de la Hoya. America and the whole world is waiting for an astounding battle in Texas. In addition to the title bout, passionate young names like Alexis Espino, Raymond Ford, and Austin Williams decorate the fight card.

When is the Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith fight?

Event: Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith

Date:  19th December, Saturday

Location: Alamodome, San Antonio, USA

How to watch the Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith fight?

Sky Sports is the official broadcaster partner, it streams the event in Sky Sports Box office app and channel on a pay-per-view basis in the UK and Ireland.

DAZN is the one-stop destination for the boxing fans in the USA and Canada, along with few other countries like Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Switzerland and Austria. DAZN’s online platform and app stream the fight live.

The fans of Canelo Alvarez from Mexico can view the fight at TV Azteca.

Fight card

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Callum Smith

Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Angel Hernandez

Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes

Juan Antonio Lopez vs Raymond Ford

Austin Williams vs Isiah Jones

Marc Castro vs L. Valdes

Julian Fernandez vs Frank Sanchez

Robert Greenwood vs A. Molina

Predictions

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Callum Smith

Even after holding three titles and an unbeaten record of 27-0-0 which includes 19 knockouts, Callum Smith steps into the ring against Canelo Alvarez as an underdog. Such is the calibre of his opponent. The Mexican is unbeaten in the last seven years and his loss back then came from the gloves of Floyd Mayweather Jr. On top of that, Alvarez has put 36 of his opponents to sleep. Certainly, he is a tough nut for the Brit to crack. Smith might condescend his reach and size but, watching his fight against John Ryder lets us wonder if Ryder was robbed of his victory. Smith was enduring punishment round after round. If he repeats the same in the ring against the Mexican, he will lose his titles.

Callum Smith’s brother Liam got knocked out by Alvarez in the ninth round, three years ago. Admittedly, Callum Smith’s combination punches, liver shots and knockouts are a devastating arsenal but will they be effective against the best pound-for-pound fighter? Over the course of a long career, Canelo contented in five weight divisions. Canelo’s brothers are also into professional boxing. Inspired by his older brother Rigoberto Alvarez, the red-haired Mexican chipped into the boxing ring at a tender age of 13. However, none of his siblings reached the height he is in the boxing world right now.

Like most of the middleweight boxers, Alvarez prefers a quick kill. But, when Canelo leaves it to the judges, controversies spun around while only a few genuine questions are thrown towards the Mexican. But the Mexican replenishes soon to compete, showing a deaf ear to controversies. The bout might swindle whichever way possible but at the end of the day, Canelo would have landed the most accurate punches. The headline rivals of the night each have a good chin, and hearts of gold. Though both are aged 30, Canelo races past his adversary in terms of his repertoire of boxing knowledge and experience. From the eyes of the Mexican, Smith’s unbeaten record seems a child’s play. He will bully the Brit and snatch it away.

Christian Alan Gomez Duran vs Angel Hernandez

In a welterweight bout, Christian Alan Gomez Duran will face Angel Hernandez to reserve admission for better bouts in the future. Christian Alan Gomez Duran is on a two-match winning streak with a record of 18-2-1. The ‘Hitman’ Angel Hernandez has never lived up to his nickname, typically, in the past five years. His numbered wins were against pathetic boxers who have a very bad losing streak. The only item missing from his losing inventory is a knockout, which ‘Ninote’ will fulfil. The Mexican garnered a whopping 16 of his 18 wins via knockouts. The 27-year old’s loss against a failing Daniel Echeverria is seriously a black mark but ‘Ninote’ rebounded in the last two bouts. Especially, the fifth-round TKO to a then unbeaten Diego Ernesto Carmona is impressive. Duran isn’t a clinical fighter yet he is enough to put an end to the sorry story of Hernandez.

Alexis Espino vs Ashton Sykes

The millennial Alexis Espino with a clean 6-0-0 touches gloves with Ashton Skyes 5-3-0 for a six-round contest under the super middleweight division. Having a nasty record, to begin with, Skyes have failed the chin test once. Espino has made a fool of four out of the six chins he had fought. However, Skyes managed to win the last three bouts, the latest being a four-rounder against Isiah Hart on this year’s March. Both the contenders are raised in America and have the same height. The millennial has the age to his advantage while Skyes is 31-year-old and don’t have enough experience to boast about. The last-year debutant Espino will finish Skyes, probably a TKO.

Austin Williams vs Isiah Jones

Two unbowed boxers, Austin Williams and Isiah Jones face off each other in this six-rounder. Austin Williams, popularly dubbed ‘Ammo,’ excels in the art of knockout claiming five of his six wins by puncturing his opponent’s body. The past two years haven’t gone so well for Isiah Jones, he lost three of five fights through unanimous decisions. Finishing the contests early in his starting days, Jones spend time in the ring and wait for the judges in recent years. But the southpaw fighter Williams won’t spare time given his reach and size. A technical knockout or knockout is on the cards for the weekend, with Williams on the smiling end.

Juan Antonio Lopez vs Raymond Ford

A bout between ‘Savage’ Raymond Ford and Juan Antonio Lopez is rumoured to take place under the Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith event. The featherweight bout features an unbeaten Raymond Ford 7-0-0 with three knockouts to his name. The 21-year-old fighter has chosen his opponents, to put it in nice words, smartly. His past rivals are mostly third-grade boxers who were fighting to gain momentum. Neither Lopez ‘The Wolf’ is great, although, he has shown some heart in choosing his opponents. The Wolf has 15 wins out of which six are knockouts and seven losses, this early in his career. Even though Raymond Ford is the favourite, Lopez has played 100 rounds more than Ford which might give him a slight edge in this bout.

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