Callum Smith Not Happy With Canelo Alvarez’s Tactics: “I Hadn’t Agreed Anything”

Published 11/23/2020, 8:41 AM EST


Four-division world champion, Canelo Alvarez, is never an easy adversary for his opponent. Instead, he is one of the finest boxers who’s attacking and defensive skills are equally notable.

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While he has been out of action for almost a year due to several contractual turmoils, the Mexican power-house has confirmed his return against Callum Smith on December 19. Here, he will box for the WBA super-middleweight strap.

Although it’s hard to picture the ‘Golden Boy’ losing, Callum Smith claims to have foreseen it already. Being the undefeated prodigy, Smith believes he can take out Alvarez and is quite confident about the same. At the same time, he considers himself fortunate to bag the big fight.

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‘Mundo’ has been chasing after Canelo for years and has finally got it. However, he was initially unhappy with the offers thrown from the fight.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Boxer Canelo Alvarez poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez will challenge WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin for his titles at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The 38-year-old connected with Daily Mail to shed light on the scenario and claimed to be ready for Alvarez.

(As per Boxing Scene) Smith said, “I thought that couldn’t be me when I saw it because I hadn’t agreed anything then. They made us an offer a few hours after he put that out, but I wasn’t happy with it. Thankfully, we agreed to the fight in the end, but even after I was still checking his Twitter to make sure it was me.”

He added, “It depends on how you rate me. If you think I’m good, you won’t be surprised. If you don rate me, you’ll probably put this one up there. Canelo’s best days are at middle. At 168-pounds I beat anybody. I’m the best in the world at this weight,” 

What lies ahead for Canelo Alvarez?

Coming off from several outer-ring politics, Alvarez will have several eyes on him upon his return. He knocked out Sergey Kovalev in his last fight in 2019, but Smith will present some fresh challenges ahead. If he beats his adversary, he could set up a trilogy fight against Gennady Golovkin.

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It also affects his market-position as the world will see whether Canelo is still promotable without Golden Boy. The fight has a lot on the line for everyone involved and the boxing world in general.

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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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