Canelo on Texas Return: “Thankful To Be Fighting In Front Of My Fans!”

Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith LIVE on DAZN December 19

Canelo Alvarez and Callum Smith
Canelo Alvarez (left) and Callum Smith

Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith heading to San Antonio on December 19

Canelo Promotions and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce that Canelo Alvarez’s clash with Callum Smith for the WBA and Ring Magazine Super-Middleweight titles will take place with a limited live crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday December 19, live on DAZN in 200+ countries and territories worldwide and on TV Azteca in Mexico.

An announcement on ticket prices and on-sale dates will be made early next week.

Canelo (53-1-2 36 KOs) fights at the venue for the second time in his storied career having beaten Austin Trout there in April 2013. It’s the fourth time the Mexican pound-for-pound king has boxed in Texas having beaten Trout, James Kirkland and Smith’s older brother Liam there.

Smith (27-0 19 KOs) will be gunning for revenge for his brother’s defeat in September 2016. The Liverpool star will look to rubber-stamp his position as the number one 168lber in the world. While crashing into the pound-for-pound rankings himself with victory on the biggest night of his eight-year career.

Home of the UTSA Roadrunners, the Alamodome has a rich history of staging blockbuster fights. The infamous draw between Julio Cesar Chavez and the late great Pernell Whitaker in the stadiums opening year in 1993. Also the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Evander Holyfield and Canelo himself headlining since then. The Mexican champion is excited to return to San Antonio and fight in front of his adoring faithful.

Canelo on returning to the Alamodome

“I am thrilled to be back at the Alamodome and very thankful to be fighting in front of my fans on December 19. I have great memories of my previous bouts in Texas and I expect this to be a special fight to close out the year.”

Eddie Hearn – Matchroom Boxing

“It’s fantastic news to be able to hold this great fight in front of fans and in a great stadium like the Alamodome. It’s a fight that deserves to be witnessed in the flesh. Those fans that snap up the hottest ticket in town next week will be in for a brilliant night of action.

“Topped by the pound-for-pound king taking on the number one Super-Middleweight in the world! A simply unmissable occasion for those in attendance and watching live on DAZN.”

Steve Zito – General Manager of the Alamodome

“The Alamodome is extremely honored to be working with Canelo Promotions and Matchroom Boxing in hosting this mega boxing event. We are excited to welcome back Canelo Alvarez to the Alamodome and San Antonio.

“Since fan safety is our number one priority, the Alamodome has created and implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 reopening plan with details. The venue is prepared to offer patrons a memorable, safe and exciting fight night experience.”

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