Canelo Álvarez

Canelo Alvarez next fight: Mexican superstar faces Callum Smith in 168-pound unification bout this December

After seeing 2020 dominated by contract disputes, Canelo Alvarez will step into the ring before the end of the year.

Alvarez has not fought since November 2019, where he won the WBO light heavyweight championship from Sergey Kovalev.

Smith holds the "super" version of the WBA title in the weight class and will defend that belt in the clash with Alvarez.

Smith has also been out of action since November 2019, when he retained his title with a decision win over John Ryder to run his professional record to 27-0.

At 6-foot-3, Smith has long been teased as a potentially interesting challenge physically for 5-9 Alvarez, though he will enter the ring as a significant underdog to the top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

Earlier this month, Alvarez's team announced their fighter was now a free agent, having severed ties with Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya and DAZN, though the possibility remained for Alvarez to work with DAZN for one-off fights rather than under his existing deal.

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