While virtually everyone on the planet was super bummed that Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) chickened out from facing Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) this fall, the show must go on. Instead of tangoing with GGG, Canelo will battle British boxer Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs). Despite not being well-known in the U.S., Smith is the WBO light-middleweight champion, and he’s made two successful title defenses. He’s also knocked out his last eight opponents.
Even though Canelo is the lineal middleweight champion, the Mexican fighter’s last five bouts have been at a catchweight of 155 pounds, which is five pounds below the middleweight limit. This fight will be the first time Canelo’s fought at the light-middleweight limit of 154 pounds since he knocked out Josesito López on September 15, 2012.
I’m sure weighing a pound less than he’s accustomed to won’t affect Canelo in the slightest, though. He’s one of the top boxers in the world, as his only career loss came against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. Canelo is a massive favorite in this fight, so let’s break down how you can watch Smith try to shock the world this Saturday.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Tale Of The Tape
Age: Alvarez (26), Smith (28)
Height: Alvarez (5’9″), Smith (5’9 1/2″)
Reach: Alvarez (70 1/2 in), Smith (70 in)
Weight: Alvarez (154 lbs), Smith (154 lbs)
Stance: Alvarez (Orthodox), Smith (Orthodox)
Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Viewing Details
How To Watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith Live Stream Online
Unfortunately for boxing fans, this fight is on HBO PPV. This means that the usual HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming options will be unavailable. To watch this fight online, you’ll have to shell out $64.99 to live stream the action on Golden Boy Promotions.