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.
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)