The Mexican boxer will be duking it out in the ring with Russian fighter Dmitry Bivol, with Álvarez looking to take the WBA title off Bivol, which he has held since 2017.
Both fighters have impressive stats behind them, with Canelo having had 39 knockouts in 60 professional fights.
Bivol meanwhile – who has recently responded to claims that Russian boxers should be banned from the sport – is unbeaten in his previous 19 fights, 11 of which have been knockouts.
But when does the fight take place, and how can boxing fans watch all the action in the UK?
When is Canelo Álvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol?
The fight takes place tonight – Saturday May 7, 2022 – Although for UK fight fans the action will commence in the very early hours of Sunday morning.
It is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which has a capacity of 20,000.
What time is Canelo Álvarez vs. Dmitry Bivol?
The main card is scheduled to begin at 1am UK time, although Canelo and Dmitry will be some hours after that.
Their fight – the main event – is expected to begin at roughly 4am BST, which is when fans can expect the fighters to make their ring walks.
What were the results of the weigh-in?
Both Canelo and Dmitry took part in a pre-fight weigh-in on Friday at the T-Mobile Arena.
Canelo, 31, came in at 174.4 pounds, while Bivol (also 31) officially weighed a few ounces more at 174.6 pounds.
How to watch in the UK
For UK boxing fans, the only way to watch the fight is through the streaming service DAZN.
You can buy a subscription to the service for a monthly fee of £7.99, by heading to the DAZN website, and following the sign-up instructions.
Canelo Alvarez vs Dmitry Bivol full fight card
There is plenty of action to enjoy on the fight card tonight kicking off at 1am along with the main event.
Here is the full fight card:
- Dmitry Bivol vs. Canelo Alvarez – WBA light-heavyweight title
- Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhang Zhilei – heavyweight
- Montana Love vs. Gabriel Valenzuela – super-lightweight
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Christian Gomez – IBF North America welterweight title
- Joselito Velazquez vs. Jose Soto – flyweight
- Alexis Espino vs. Aaron Silva – middleweight
- Marc Castro vs. Pedro Vicente Scharbaai – lightweight
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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.