Callum Smith Feels Canelo Alvarez Has an Unfair Advantage Over Him

Published 12/19/2020, 4:34 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


We are just a few hours away from the epic return of Canelo Alvarez, where he will take on the undefeated WBA Super-middleweight champion Callum Smith in the Alamodome stadium of Texas.

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The matchup will have Smith’s WBA strap and the vacant WBC super-middleweight title on the line. However, there’s a lot more to add to the mix.

Following a controversial rigmarole with Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Alvarez will come back to the ring after more than a year and his performance will determine his place amongst the other champions of the division.

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That said, Callum Smith will also enter the ring after a year-long layoff. So both the boxers will be coming of almost equally long inactive spells. This should give fans an even contest on December 19.

The undefeated champion connected with AP News to discuss the fight night. He appeared confident and claimed that the man to deal with the inactivity better will walk away with the win. He added that he is ready to land a major upset.

However, his confidence might bring sweat to Alvarez’s fans.

Callum Smith said, “He (Alvarez) probably knew he was fighting me a little longer than I knew I was fighting him, but he has had the same year as everyone else.”

He added, “It has been frustrating for all fighters. We have all had a little longer out of the ring than everyone would have liked. … We’ve both been out the same, so it’s just who deals with the inactivity better, who has been living a better life within that year, and who is the better fighter on the night.”

Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith- What to expect?

Despite being the favorite, Alvarez can still face a tough-test against Smith. Their vast differences in size and reach will help the Britisher to attack from range.

Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez will look to close the gap and attack from the inside. He has faced several tall fighters in his career, and the Mexican’s brutal body shots have curbed them all.  So, he can put on some serious pressure on Smith.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

If Alvarez loses the fight, it might endanger his stardom and dominance in the division. He departed from Golden Boy Promotions after some contractual turmoils and no longer has a big banner on his back.

Although he is still the P4P King, a defeat might snatch that title from Alvarez. He seems ready for war as he should be. No matter who takes the win, fans can expect a nail-biting contest between two of the best in the division.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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