Summer 2022
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest
@ Super Middleweight
56-1-2
33-2-2

Belts on The Line

The Ring Super Middleweight
WBO World Super Middleweight
WBC World Super Middleweight
WBA Super World Super Middleweight

The tape

31
Age
37
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
74.4" / 189 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 8TKO 3UD 12TKO 11UD 12
Form
SD 12KO 9TD 10UD 10TD 6
56
Wins
33
38
By KO
24
68
KO%
73
1
Losses
2
0
Stopped
1
2
Draws
2
2005
Debut
2005
425
Pro rounds
171

Current rankings @ Super Middleweight

-
The Ring
4
-
WBA
9
-
WBC
5
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
13

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Anthony Dirrell preview

When is Canelo vs Dirrell?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could fight Anthony Dirrell in Summer 2022 in the United States.

The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

Canelo vs Dirrell stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 56 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 38 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anthony Dirrell would make his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, with 24 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Dirrell would have a slight advantage in power over Canelo, with a 73% knock out percentage over Canelo's 68%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.

Dirrell has a height advantage of 5 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Anthony Dirrell fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 9 months later than Dirrell, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He has fought 254 more professional rounds, 425 to Dirrell's 171.

Anthony Dirrell is currently ranked number 9 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 13 by the IBF and 4 by the RING in the 168lb division.

Canelo vs Dirrell form

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he won against Billy Joe Saunders on 8th May 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight, WBO World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Avni Yildirim on 27th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Middleweight, WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at Hard Rock Stadium, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had beat Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.

Before that, he had defeated Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Anthony Dirrell has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he drew Kyrone Davis on 27th February 2021 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight eliminator fight at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by David Benavidez on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.

Before that, he had beat Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.

Hehad won against Denis Douglin on 17th November 2017 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, Afghanistan.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has been fighting more than Anthony Dirrell.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 5 months and 16 days ago, while Anthony Dirrell's last outing was 7 months and 27 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Dirrell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Canelo vs Dirrell?

Anthony Dirrell is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez if you fancy the incredible upset.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Anthony Dirrell news

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