Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) and Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) also weighed 168 lb exactly.
Canelo said in an interview for DAZN “it has been a very complicated year, and the most difficult thing is having been without fighting, but I have to adapt to the situation, the most important thing is that here we are one day away from the fight and I am very happy.
“Why did you choose to fight Smith? Canelo said that simply because he’s number one in his division and he and Eddie have short term to win every 168-pound championship, I feel great at this weight. ”
“For you it is not strange to fight against taller fighters, like Kovalev, Fielding, what will be the key to defeating Smith a fighter much taller and stronger than any other that you have faced?
“I know the capabilities that I have and what he has, i will trust in my experience to win this fight.”
“For his part, Smith said he feels relaxed, and ready for this fight, and will show that he can compete at an elite level.”