The former Olympian and former WBO light-Hw champion Eleider Alvarez entered this fight with a record of 25-1-0 (13 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sergey Kovalev). He fought twice Sergey Kovalev between 2018 and 2019, winning the first bout and losing the second one (Sergey Kovalev vs Eleider Alvarez I and Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev II); after these two fights he defeated Michael Seals (Eleider Alvarez vs Michael Seals).
His opponent, Joe Smith Jr, has a boxing record of 25-3-0 (20 KOs=80%) and he entered as the No.9 in the same weight class. He lost to Dmitry Bivol in 2019 (Dmitry Bivol vs Joe Smith Jr) but he comes back to win against Jesse Hart in 2020 (Jesse Hart vs Joe Smith Jr). Smith vs Alvarez, WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator, is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Alvarez’s previous fight: Eleider Alvarez vs Michael Seals
Smith’s previous fight: Jesse Hart vs Joe Smith Jr
Alvarez vs Smith fight video:
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