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Canelo Álvarez confirmed his next rival: Callum Smith will be his opponent in December

After a long wait, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is a month away from returning to the ring (Photo: AFP) After a long wait, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is a month away from returning to the ring (Photo: .)

After a long wait, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is a month away from returning to the ring. The Mexican boxer, after different complications, finally confirmed the date of his next fight and his opponent.

Through a live event on his Instagram account, the fighter from Guadalajara, Jalisco, gave the expected announcement. “We are happy because things have gone well. Between the good and the bad, thank God we are here and we are going to announce something that is very good for everyone ”, he commented.

El Canelo pointed out that December 19 will be their next meeting. He will face the English Callum smith, one of the best at 168 pounds. “This makes me very happy to pass them on,” he noted.

El Canelo pointed out that December 19 will be his next match against Englishman Callum Smith (Photo: Lee Smith / Reuters) El Canelo pointed out that December 19 will be his next match against Englishman Callum Smith (Photo: Lee Smith / .)

In turn, his coach Eddy Reynoso described Smith as “a very careful rival”. “He is a fighter who has most of his wins by knockout. It will not be easy at all, “he said.

The best corner of 2019 indicated that The Mexican team has worked hard to get these types of fights and they know what it means to get back on the string. “Saúl is the best fighter in the world and fights like that are going to come. Now what we ask of them is that they continue to support us and that they continue to believe in us, ”he said.

The boxer, on the other hand, did not rule out that the fight in December has public. He admitted that it is a complicated issue, due to the pandemic of COVID-19but hope it can be done with assistance.

This would be Álvarez's first fight after the legal conflict with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN (Photo: Daniel Becerril / Reuters) This would be Álvarez’s first fight after the legal conflict with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN (Photo: Daniel Becerril / .)

Finally, he noted that you would like to return to your home country to have some combat. “I have always said that fighting in Mexico is very good and I would like to go to Mexico again and have a fight there,” he noted.

This would be the Álvarez’s first fight after the legal conflict that he had this year. The Mexican will face his first commitment as a free agent, after reaching an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN.

It is worth remembering that the Jalisco demanded to organizations for breach and interference of contract a few months ago. Therefore, this will be the beginning of a new stage in the career of the most important Mexican fighter in recent years.

Alvarez vs Smith

El Canelo has a mark of 53 won fights, 36 of them by knockout, he has drawn twice and lost once (Photo: AFP) El Canelo has a mark of 53 won fights, 36 of them by knockout, he has drawn twice and lost once (Photo: .)

Callum Smith is an English fighter who is undefeated in his career with 27 victories, 19 of them via chloroform. In addition, it is currently the WBA Super middleweight champion and is the holder of the WBC Diamond belt.

His last performance was on November 23 of last year. On that occasion defeated compatriot John Ryder by unanimous decision. He has also beaten the likes of Rocky Fielding and Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.

Instead, Canelo has a mark of 53 fights won, 36 of them by knockout. He has drawn twice in his extensive career and lost once to the American legend, Floyd mayweather jr.

As for your last fight, Canelo snatched the World Boxing Organization (WBO) semi-heavyweight title from Russian Sergey Kovalev. This made him the first fighter since Henry Armstrong (1938) to hold three world titles in different weights simultaneously, as well as the second Mexican to hold a title at 175 pounds.

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