The boxer Saúl Álvarez has as a goal for 2021 to unify the titles in his category, of 168 pounds, which would be the first Mexican to be a super middleweight champion of all organizations.
In an interview for TUDN, the Mexican indicated: “The fight with (Callum) Smith has already been fought but after that we have to sit down and see where we are going to go. Eddy Reynoso and I want to unify the 168-pound titles in the short term, that is the circulation we have, it is something that no one has achieved in Mexico and very few in boxing history and we would love to, we are with that goal “.
Although previously, the Mexican boxer will face the British Callum Smit on December 19, at the Alamodome Stadium, in San Antonio, Texas. In this confrontation, the super middle championship of the World Boxing Association and the World Boxing Council will be played.
The Mexican boxer mentioned that “at the end of 2019 we started talking and we had Callum Smith, Saunders and Golovkin, obviously in other countries, but the pandemic happened and everything fell apart, and then the lawsuit and everything” he added. Álvarez has a record of 53 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws.
The last fight was in November 2019, when he faced Sergey Kovalev, a fight in which he won the world light heavyweight title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO). Meanwhile, Smith will enter the ring after a year of inactivity, in his last fight he defeated John Ryder by unanimous decision.
For Saúl, it will be the first fight as a free agent, it was announced in September that he reached an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions and the streaming platform DAZN, which he sued.
The Jalisco native anticipated that this weekend’s fight will be of a high level and in which he will seek to win by knockout.
At the moment, there has not been a cross between the two, Canelo Álvarez clarified that he has not heard him or seen him say something bad. “I don’t like talking about my rivals or saying bad things, when I’m really sorry, I do. […] but I’m going to make my fight and I’m preparing for it, normal ”.
The fight can be followed by DAZN in the United States and in Mexico by TV Azteca and TUDN. At the Alamodome Stadium, in San Antonio, Texas, 12,000 fans will be present, ticket prices range from $ 105 to $ 1,005.
The tickets were only sold electronically, since it was one of the measures that was implemented for the event, in addition to the fact that attendees must wear face masks, antibacterial gel will be applied at the entrance and their temperature will be taken and the healthy temperature will be respected. distance. (GG) (Infobae)