Canelo Alvarez has been through a tumultuous year trying to establish what his in-the-ring future will look like, sparring with Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN over contractual issues that arose at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alvarez hasn’t fought since November 2019, a break that has allowed other elite competitors to enjoy a greater share of attention from boxing fans. But on Saturday night, the wait ends with his super middleweight title bout against Callum Smith.
In Smith, who holds an undefeated 27-0 record, Alvarez gets one of his toughest recent tests. Smith is hitting his prime at 30 years old and has two knockouts in his past three victories.
Alvarez vs. Smith will mark DAZN’s biggest U.S. streaming event of 2020, which the service hopes will provide subscriber momentum heading into 2021.
Below are details on how to watch the fight in San Antonio live on the platform, including the price, start time and subscription options.
Is the Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith fight on PPV?
For the first time, DAZN, the subscription-based sports streaming service, will offer a fight to purchase on traditional pay-per-view. The Canelo vs. Smith fight is available to buy from major cable providers such as Comcast, Charter, Cox and more. All PPV buys come with a free four-month subscription to DAZN.
The fight is also available to be streamed on DAZN for those with existing subscriptions or without cable. To watch Alvarez vs. Smith, you can sign up for DAZN on desktop, mobile app, smart TV or gaming console and stream it live.
How much does the Alvarez vs. Smith fight cost?
- PPV price: $69.99
- DAZN subscription: $19.99/month or $99/year
The fight is available live to DAZN subscribers for either a $19.99 monthly rate or a $99.99 annual rate.
The pay-per-view package costs $69.99 and comes with a free subscription to DAZN for three months.
What are the DAZN subscription options?
There are two main DAZN subscription payment options — a monthly buy-in and an annual purchase. Paying for DAZN for just one month costs $19.99. That’s much cheaper than a typical boxing pay-per-view fee, though for those who want to watch several fights per year, less cost effective than getting the yearly DAZN subscription for $99.99.
What time does Canelo vs. Smith fight start?
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 19
- Undercard start time: 8 p.m. ET
- Canelo vs. Smith start time: 11 p.m. ET
The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Callum Smith begins at approximately 11 p.m. ET this Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas. Undercard fights will start three hours earlier. All of the action will be on DAZN.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith full undercard
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Callum Smith for Smith’s The Ring and WBA (Super) super-middleweight titles
- Francisco Rodriguez Jr. vs. TBA at flyweight
- Diego Pacheco vs. Rodolfo Gomez Jr. at super-middleweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Ashton Sykes at super-middleweight
- Frank Sanchez vs. TBA at heavyweight
- Christian Gomez Duran vs. TBA at welterweight
- Austin Williams vs. Miguel Angel Hernandez at middleweight