The Liam Smith vs Canelo undercard looks to be there or there about now, ahead of their upcoming WBO junior-middleweight world title fight in Texas.
The event will take place on September 17th at at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will represent certainly the biggest fight of Englishman Smith’s career to date.
Canelo cannot afford to look past the fight however, one because Smith is not a world champion for nothing and two, as a tilt at WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders is thought to be in the works for December – should the Mexican emerge the victor against Smith.
Saunders was previously expected to feature in the co-main event for the upcoming Smith-Canelo show, but it emerged that the Englishman had turned down the opportunity due to not been satisfied with the opponent proposed, Gabriel Rosado.
Many were left wondering what the co-main event and card would now look like as a result of Saunders not featuring, but Dan Rafael of ESPN has now revealed that Gabe Rosado will indeed still feature, along with listing these fights as the main bouts on the undercard to expect:
#CaneloSmith PPV undercard is set. Will be Gabe Rosado-Willie Monroe Jr., Joseph Diaz-Andrew Cancio, Diego DLH-Orlando Del Valle. #boxing
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) August 18, 2016
Canelo last fought in May when he obliterated Amir Khan in Las Vegas with one of the most chilling knockouts of the year so far.
WBO 154lbs titlist Smith last competed in June, when he knocked out Predrag Radosevic in front of hometown fans at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
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