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HBO BOXING: Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith results

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HBO BOXING: Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith results

Beginning at 9 p.m. EST, HBO pay-per-view went live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as Canelo Alvarez challenged Liam Smith for the WBO junior middleweight title in the evening’s main event.

Canelo Alvarez vs Liam Smith results

Canelo Alvarez vs Liam Smith

Although Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO) was the contender, he was the favorite to win over the champion, Smith, (23-0-1, 13 KO).   And….. the bookies weren’t far off.  Alvarez would go on to get a KO win in the ninth and become the new champion.

In the pay-per-view broadcast co-main event, Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KO) takes on Willie Monroe Jr (20-2, 6 KO).

The card will also feature featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr (21-0, 12 KO) against Andrew Cancio (17-3, 13 KO), and super bantamweight prospect Diego De La Hoya (15-0, 9 KO) taking on Luis Orlando del Valle (22-2, 16 KO).  Diego is the cousin of famed boxer, Oscar De La Hoya.


Canelo Alvarez defeated Liam Smith via KO – Round 9, 2:28
Willie Monroe Jr. defeated Gabrield Rosado via unanimous decision (116-112, 118-110, 117-111)
Joseph Diaz Jr. defeated Andrew Cancio via KO – Round 9, 2:27
Diego De La Hoya defeated Orlandito Del Valle via unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 99-91)