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Alamodome to host Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith on December 19

Alamodome to host Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith on December 19

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The Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith bout officially has a venue.

The WBA/RING super middleweight championship bout will take location at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Matchroom Boxing announced Friday. The battle will take location on December 19, and will air live on DAZN in the u.s..

This can be the 2d experience to be held on the 64,000-seat indoor domed arena for the reason that the Covid-19 pandemic altered the carrying panorama the world over. Gervonta Davis vs. Leo Santa Cruz was held there on October 31. ESPN reports that over 9,000 fans were in attendance, with skill dramatically scaled right down to promote social distancing.

Ticket fees and other data could be made purchasable next week, in line with the announcement.

Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 knockouts) is combating for the first time when you consider that attaining an agreement to cut up with long-time promoter Golden Boy Promotions. The Guadalajara, Mexico native is concurrently The Ring’s middleweight and pound for pound champion, whereas additionally being rated no. four at 168 kilos. He last fought in November of 2019, knocking out Sergey Kovalev to win the WBO gentle heavyweight belt.

“i am delighted to be returned on the Alamodome and very grateful to be combating in front of my lovers on December 19,” talked about Canelo. “I even have first rate recollections of my outdated bouts in Texas, and i expect this to be a distinct battle to shut out the year.”

Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) of Liverpool, England gained his latest title with a 2018 knockout of George Groves, and defended it twice in 2019.

“It’s a fight that deserves to be witnessed in the flesh and those enthusiasts that snap up the most well liked ticket in town next week may be in for a brilliant nighttime of action,” referred to Matchroom Boxing managing director Eddie Hearn.

Alvarez has fought as soon as before on the Alamodome, successful a unanimous choice over Austin Trout in 2013.

different great fights to take place on the Alamodome consist of Pernell Whitaker vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, Oscar de la Hoya vs. David Kamau and Manny Pacquiao vs. Marco Antonio Barrera I.