Tottenham striker Harry Kane makes surprise move behind the cameras as he takes executive producer role for DAZN docu-series on Callum Smith’s huge super middleweight boxing match against Canelo Alvarez
- Harry Kane has been working as an executive producer on a DAZN docu-series
- Kane took on the role ahead of Callum Smith’s clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
- Callum Smith and Canelo Alvarez fight for the 168lb world title on December 19
England striker Harry Kane has been working as an executive producer on a DAZN docu-series ahead of Callum Smith’s mouth-watering clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Smith, Liverpool’s WBA super-middleweight king, travels to Texas this week to face Canelo, widely regarded as the finest pound-for-pound boxer on the planet.
Ahead of fight night, when Canelo will bid to become a four-weight world champion, DAZN have produced a three-part series entitled ’40 Days: Canelo vs Smith’ which looks at the challenge of becoming the best in the world.
Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been working as an executive producer on a DAZN docu-series
England captain Kane has joined the production team for the series, which begins on Monday and features interviews with both fighters and their teams.
‘I know what it’s like to prepare for a big match – the sweat and blood that goes into making sure you’re the best athlete you can be, and 40 DAYS captures that like no other series,’ said Kane.
‘I’m excited to team up with DAZN on this latest edition and look forward to watching my fellow countryman take on a pound-for-pound champion of Canelo’s calibre in what is set to be a world-class night of boxing.’
Pound-for-pound star Canelo Alvarez challenges No 1 168lb fighter Callum Smith in December
Smith, unbeaten in 27 professional fights, puts his perfect record and world title on the line when he meets Canelo at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
It’s the Briton’s first outing in 13 months and will represent the biggest challenge of his career.
Canelo has also been out of the ring since November 2019, when he moved up to light heavyweight to beat Sergey Kovalev.
Smith will be the sixth British fighter Canelo faces after Ryan Rhodes, Matthew Hatton, Amir Khan, Rocky Fielding, and Smith’s older brother Liam all ended up on the losing side.