VIDEO: Eddie Hearn Gives an Inside View of the Alamodome Ahead of Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith

Published 12/19/2020, 9:25 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


The stage is set for Canelo Alvarez, as it’s few more hours until he enters the ring against Callum Smith for the WBA and the vacant WBC super-middleweight titles. Along with Alvarez’s return, even the fans will return to the arena.

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Following a long phase of COVID-19 protocols, boxing had to sacrifice live crowds. However, Matchroom is finally blessed to have a jam-packed attendance at San Antonio in Texas.

On August 22, Matchroom brought back boxing with Alexander Povetkin vs Dillian Whyte. Now, it’s time for them to re-integrate the fans into the live spectrum, with the P4P King’s return.

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Eddie Hearn is excited about the upcoming thriller. Starting from the commentary box to the walkout route, everything appears ready for the big fight. It is no surprise, Matchroom CEO flexed the arrangements. As he took a tour around the entire stadium, he turned to social media to give netizens a glimpse of the pre-event stage.

In the video, Hearn said, “How we doing people. Here in San Antonio, ahead of Smith against Canelo. Check this s*** out. Oh, mate finally, finally. We got fans back baby, 12,000.”

He billed Alvarez as the pound-for-pound King and Smith as the best 168 pounder. Hearn is ready to see them go against each other inside the squared circle.

Eddie Hearn has Canelo Alvarez to boast off

If Alvarez wouldn’t have departed from Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya would have been a prominent face in the mix. However, his exit from the promotion turned vile.

That said, Eddie Hearn is blessed with the whole glory now. Canelo’s return is happening under his banner and is arguably the biggest event of this year.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Excluding all the hype and stardom, the outcome will also determine the future of the Super middleweight division. Callum Smith appears invincible at this stage, and could be the ideal foil against an exemplary veteran like Alvarez.

If the Brit bags a win, it will be his biggest achievement to this date. However, it’s difficult to dismantle someone like Alvarez- only Floyd Mayweather has done it.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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