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Canelo vs Smith: Live streaming round by round coverage and results

Canelo Alvarez returns to action tonight, facing Liam Smith at AT&T Stadium.

Canelo Alvarez v Liam Smith - Weigh-in Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tonight at 9 pm ET, HBO pay-per-view will go live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, and so will our live coverage of the full Canelo-Smith broadcast, headlined, of course, by Canelo Alvarez challenging Liam Smith for the WBO junior middleweight title.

Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO) is the clear favorite in the fight, with Smith (23-0-1, 13 KO) a still-untested fighter at a higher level, even though he does have that belt. Should Alvarez win as expected, he is believed to be returning to the ring in December, where he’ll likely face the winner of the co-feature between Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KO) and 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).

For more on the main event, check out our preview, and you can do the same for the undercard fights.

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Canelo Alvarez def. Liam Smith by KO (2:28 of round 9)

Willie Monroe Jr def. Gabriel Rosado by UD (116-112, 117-111, 118-110)

Joseph Diaz Jr def. Andrew Cancio by TKO (2:27 of round 9)

Diego De La Hoya def. Luis Orlando Del Valle by UD (99-91, 99-91, 100-90)

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Round 1: Canelo lands a good right hand, now poking his jab out, landing it clean and hard. Right hand clips Liam again. Canelo shooting his hook to the body, Smith blocks with his elbow. Jab to the body, jab to the head. Canelo starting faster than normal. Smith to the body with two shots, Canelo lands a left uppercut. Another body shot, another jab up top. Back to the body. Canelo is routing Smith. Rights to the body are hurting Liam. Left to the body. Alvarez 10-9

Round 2: Canelo just storming out again to start the second. Smith starting to open up a bit now about a minute into the round. Smith with a good right hand up top. Now he's sticking his jab out. That right slowed Canelo down for a moment. Three punch combo from Alvarez, mostly blocked. Alvarez just DRILLING Smith's body with right hands. Smith is trying to work here, that's good. A much better round for Smith, but Alvarez still takes it. Alvarez 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Hard hook to the body from Canelo. Canelo now countering Smith solidly, even when Liam isn't actually throwing, just when he's about to throw something, maybe. Smith trying to stay in this, but he just doesn't have the snap Canelo does. Alvarez landing hard, purposeful shots. Smith lands a really good shot late in the round, catching Canelo after Alvarez misses badly on an uppercut. Alvarez 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Smith still getting hit plenty, but he's more in the fight these last three rounds. Liam appears to be cut over his right eye -- yeah, he is. Liam Smith is fighting his ass off and staying competitive in the rounds, but he's not winning any of them. Alvarez just a bit better all the time. Alvarez 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Canelo still landing what seem to be the harder shots. The body shots especially. But Smith is getting him to the ropes a bit more as this goes on. Will making 154 affect Canelo? Does he have to take breathers like that? It gives Smith a chance. And he's landing there. Smith landing HARD shots down the stretch in this round. Smith 10-9, Alvarez 49-46

Round 6: Smith is starting to tag Canelo here and there. He's landing a bit more, working harder, looks fresher in this round. Canelo's pace has dropped off the table. Smith 10-9, Alvarez 58-56

Round 7: HARD RIGHT AND SMITH GOES DOWN! FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER! He's up, but we'll see what happens now. Canelo not overly pressing, but is hunting. Smith, though, rallies and closes the round well! Alvarez 10-8, 68-64

Round 8: Smith is fighting so hard, looks good inside at times, but Canelo just shrugging him off. HARD body shot and Smith is down again with 35 seconds left! Alvarez 10-8, 78-72

Round 9: Alvarez really in control now, that second knockdown really took what Smith had left. And then WHAM! VICIOUS hook to the body and this fight is over in the 9th round. Big KO from Canelo. Alvarez KO-9


Round 1: Not much between the two here. I thought Rosado landed the best shot, so, well. Rosado 10-9

Round 2: Monroe potshots some. I guess he won that round. Monroe 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Uh, Monroe 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: Uh, Monroe 10-9, 39-37. Honestly, there's nothing happening here. This is the co-feature.

Round 5: I AM FORSAKEN. Monroe 10-9, 49-46

Round 6: Monroe a little more active, might feel like Rosado can't touch him and he can open up more. Monroe 10-9, 59-55

Round 7: Monroe's jab is solid. Rosado has done too much to change his style. He's lost who he is. But I do think he took this round. He upped his pace a bit and Monroe laid back too much. Rosado 10-9, Monroe 68-65

Round 8: Rosado is starting to really open up more, take some risks. He's getting clipped some by doing so, but it's the only chance he has to win, too. Rosado landing some good shots late in the round to cement this one. It's a fight. Rosado 10-9, Monroe 77-75

Round 9: I like Monroe again this round. Rosado winds up with a cut on the back of his head because of course he does. Monroe 10-9, 87-84

Round 10: Rosado's momentum is officially gone and he needs something big from here. Monroe 10-9, 97-93

Round 11: Nasty clash of heads marks Rosado badly, swelling quickly. Monroe 10-9, 107-102

Round 12: Rosado just not good enough tonight. Monroe too quick, too slick. Not a great performance from Monroe, but more than good enough, at least in my view. He clearly won this fight. Monroe 10-9, 117-111


Round 1: Not a lot in the first round, but Diaz definitely got the better of what there was. Diaz 10-9

Round 2: Diaz is only missing world class power, really. He's having his way here. Diaz 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Cancio trying to get himself into this fight with some body shots, but Diaz just too quick. He's not an elusive guy, but he's too much for Cancio so far. Diaz 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Diaz dominant in this round, outlanding Cancio by a ton, hurting him a bit, busting him open on the bridge of the nose. He could get Cancio out of here if he plays it right. Diaz 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Diaz is dicing Cancio up. This fight isn’t remotely close. Diaz 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Diaz's trunks getting stained with Cancio's blood, same as Cancio's. He's just dominating this fight. Diaz 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: Cancio is just getting shredded in there. There's not really a lot of reason to keep going, but, well, here we are. Diaz 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: You can't fault Cancio's effort. He's just too slow and outclassed. Has no jab to work his way in, Diaz just battering his nose, really targeting the cut nicely and making a mess of Cancio's face. Diaz 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: The fight continues going on as it has been, and finally the referee stops the fight. Diaz just thrashed Cancio in this one. Diaz TKO-9


Round 1: Diego wins this round easily, doesn't get much back from Del Valle, who stumbles at one point, but it's a balance issue more than being hurt by anything. De La Hoya 10-9

Round 2: Del Valle comes out fast, lands a couple good shots, Diego fires back a nice counter. Del Valle giving Diego some problems this round, staying smart, looking sharp, throwing nice counter shots. Del Valle 10-9, 19-19

Round 3: Kind of a quiet fight overall, not terrible or unwatchable or anything, just sort of uninspiring so far. Del Valle is definitely giving Diego some new things to think about, though, and that's the point here. That and, if you're Golden Boy, for Diego to win and learn. De La Hoya 10-9, 29-28

Round 4: Looks to me like De La Hoya is settling into things pretty nicely. He's got a heavy right hand that appears to be giving Del Valle some real pause. De La Hoya 10-9, 39-37

Round 5: The real difference thus far is definitely De La Hoya's power. Del Valle can match him in speed, has shown some good timing with counters, but De La Hoya's power is bothering him. De La Hoya 10-9, 49-46

Round 6: More of the same, really. Del Valle isn't absent from this fight or being beaten up, really, just losing rounds, and losing the fight. De La Hoya 10-9, 59-55

Round 7: "Another round very much like its predecessors," Jim says at the end. Yeah, pretty much, dude. De La Hoya 10-9, 69-64

Round 8: More of the same of the same of the same of the same. De La Hoya 10-9, 79-73

Round 9: De La Hoya remains in complete control. De La Hoya 10-9, 89-82

Round 10: We end as we've been. De La Hoya 10-9, 99-91

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