If there was anything more surprising than Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez closing 2020 by becoming a network and promotional free agent without having to endure a lengthy court battle, it might be that he chose to return Saturday for one fight with the broadcaster he just divorced. 

Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) will return in the main event (8 p.m. ET on DAZN, sign up now) inside the Alamodome in San Antonio when he challenges Callum Smith (27-0, 19 KOs) for the full WBA and the vacant WBC super middleweight titles. Alvarez, who also holds the WBA and lineal middleweight titles, previously captured the WBA “regular” title at 168 pounds but has yet to defend it. 

In some ways, it’s par for the course for boxing in this already crazy year to see the 30-year-old Alvarez, now fully estranged from Golden Boy…

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