Alvarez has cemented himself as a pound-for-pound superstar since his first world title win in 2011.
The Mexican can do it all, but shines with his combination punching and accuracy.
Canelo has spent this year on the sidelines in frustration, having failed to find an opponent due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And the counterpuncher terminated his partnership with DAZN – who he signed a £278 deal with in 2018 – after they rejected a number of his proposed fights.
As a result, he has not fought since moving up to light-heavyweight in November last year to KO Sergey Kovalev for the WBO belt he later vacated.
But Canelo, 30, has now confirmed he has chosen Liverpool brawler Smith, 30, for his highly-anticipated return.
Smith is defending his super-middleweight title, with his rival desperate to become a fully-fledged four-division champ, having only won the WBA’s ‘Regular’ title.
Here SunSport details how the duo compare.
He is also one of the best body punchers currently and has lightening fast hands.
Since his only loss – against Floyd Mayweather in 2013 – Canelo has vastly improved his defence and head movement.
His common fault in fights comes through footwork, believed to be a slow mover as he instead opts to plant his feet and let shots fly.
Gennady Golovkin was able to answer Alvarez’s punch selection in their double header, as he too has less nimble movement.
But Canelo’s timing and power makes him a dangerous opponent to trade blows with and should you chose to box around him, he’s equally capable at walking down opponents – as Sergey Kovalev found out.
Canelo Alvarez has won belts in four divisions