The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada will be bubbling with anticipation on Saturday night ahead of boxing’s biggest bout so far in 2019. WBA and WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will put his belts on the line when he takes on IBF champion Daniel Jacobs in a unification fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) will be facing a formidable test in Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) as he makes his second appearance under the DAZN banner since signing a blockbuster 10-fight, $365 million deal with the upstart streaming service last fall. The two were so amped up for Saturday’s action that they nearly got into on Friday during the staredown after the weigh-in ceremony.
The winner of Saturday’s bout will likely get a chance at facing newly signed TV free agent Gennady Golovkin, who has faced off with both fighters in the last two years. Jacobs lost a close decision to GGG in 2017 while Canelo won a unanimous decision in their rematch after the first fight was declared a majority draw.
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How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs Daniel Jacobs: US live stream
Streaming service DAZN has added yet another event to its ever growing roster with the Alvarez vs Jacobs fight. This time the main fight should start at 11.30pm ET, 8.30pm PT.
If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign up to DAZN at its website. A contract will set you back $19.99 per month and the channel is promising ‘over 70 fight nights per year’ – that’s where a $99 one-year contract looks like far better value.
If signing up to DAZN appeals but you’re outside the US this weekend, then using a VPN will let you watch like you’re back at home.
How to watch a Canelo Alvarez vs Jacobs live stream in Canada
DAZN is the channel holding the cards for Alvarez vs Jacobs in Canada, too. But unlike South of the border, Canadians are also offered the one month free trial. Subscriptions are $20 per month or $150 annually at present.
Of course, if you are outside Canada, you can follow the VPN route above and tune in with a DAZN log-in all the same.
How to watch the Alvarez vs Jacobs fight: UK stream
If you’re a Sky Sports customer, you can watch all the action from Las Vegas with the main fight at around 4.30am BST via Sky Sport Main Event and Sky Sports Action.
If you’re not a Sky subscriber, you can watch the fight by purchasing a one-off Sky Sports pass with NOW TV, costing £8.99 per day, £14.99 a week, or £33.99 a month depending on how much Sky Sports you wish to take in outside of Sunday morning’s boxing.
Not in the UK? Then you’ll need a VPN to watch this live stream as if you were back at home
How to watch the Alvarez vs Jacobs fight: Australia stream
For fight action Down Under the go-to place is Main Event which will be showing what you want. Head over to the Main Event PPV to learn more or use the VPN option – it will cost you $49.95 with coverage starting at 2.30pm AEDT on the Sunday with plenty of replays to keep you going afterwards.