Canelo Alvarez defeated Liam Smith with a knockout in round 9 to wrap up pretty much a one sided affair. Canelo Alvarez won almost every round of the fight till he drops Smith for good in round 9 to win WBO World Super middleweight title.
Canelo Always looked in control and although Liam Smith survived as much as he did he was no match for sheer power and quality of Canelo Alvarez. When the fight was made it was not taken very well by boxing fans and speaking after the fight, Canelo explained they offered $10 million to Golovkin to setup a fight between the two next and they are waiting for reply.
Golovkin-Canelo is biggest fight available for both parties and probably the biggest fight which can be made at this moment of time. Its not up there with Mayweather-Pacquioa but the most anticipated in all division as we speak.
Canelo Alvarez vs Liam Smith TV Coverage: After Golovkin produced yet another superb stoppage of Kell Brook, all eyes will be on Canelo Alvarez who go into the fight against Liam Smith odds on favourite. It will be an HBO pay per view fight priced at around $49.95 in the US and you can order the PPV through your local cable provider in the US. United Kingdom viewers can watch the fight live on BoxNation this saturday and it will cost only £12 a month.
Golden Boy promotions has lined up a decent undercard for Canelo-Smith fight card and below is the entire schedule of the fight night this saturday, 17th September 2016.
|HBO PPV US Coverage Starts||09:00 pm ET / 06:00 pm PT|
|Box Nation US Coverage Starts||01:00 am uk time (early hours of Sunday morning)|
|Diego De La Hoya vs Luis Orlando del Valle||09:00 pm ET|
|Joseph Diaz Jr vs Andrew Cancio||09:45 pm ET|
|Willie Monroe Jr vs Gabriel Rosado||10:45 pm ET|
|Canelo Alvarez vs Liam Smith (main-Event)||Not before 11:45 pm ET|
US coverage will start with 30 minutes build up to the big night before we will have several non-televised prelimnary fights followed by three undercard fights from 9pm to 11:30 pm us time. The main-event will only start at around midnight eastern time.
If you are located in the United Kingdom, the BoxNation coverage starts at around 01:00 am uk time (early hours of sunday morning) the main-event begins at around 04:00 am uk time.
The co-featured event of the night will be between Willie Monroe Jr against Gabriel Rosado and that is a intriguing fight but overall this fight cards lacks legitmacy to fork out 50 bucks. Canelo Alvarez is widely expected to fight Gennady Golovkin sooner or later but as the things stand I can’t see them getting in the ring together if the boxing politics continue.