Canelo to return against Callum Smith on December 19

Pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez will make his long-awaited return to the ring next month when he battles Britain’s world super middleweight champion Callum Smith, both fighters’ camps confirmed on Tuesday.

Alvarez, recognized as the holder of World Boxing Association’s middleweight “super” belt, has not fought since scoring an 11th-round knockout of Sergey Kovalev in a light-heavyweight duel last November.

The 30-year-old Mexican star’s return to the ring has been held up amid a dispute with promoter Oscar de la Hoya and streaming service DAZN.

Alvarez, who signed a $350 million five-year deal with DAZN in 2018, earlier this month announced he was a free agent after seve…

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