Callum Smith Opens up on His Conversation With Floyd Mayweather

Published 12/17/2020, 11:57 PM EST
NUREMBERG, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 24: Callum Smith of England reacts during the Ali Trophy Super Middleweight Semi-Final fight at Arena Nurnberger on February 24, 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Britain’s super-middleweight king, Callum Smith, will fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday night. Smith, in a conversation with talkSport revealed his plans for his fight against the veteran. He also shed light on a conversation with Floyd Mayweather on Canelo Alvarez as an opponent.

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In Canelo’s decorated professional career, his only loss has come against the ‘Money’ Mayweather in 2013. Callum and his brother Liam met Mayweather at an event, wherein the American boxer detailed Canelo as an opponent.

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He was saying he rated him, that he was a good fighter. He got him at a very good time, he was young and he’s gone on to do a lot since. But I remember him just saying, ‘Yeah, he was big, he was big and strong come fight night’. I think he rated him as a fighter and what he’s going on and doing now. I’ve watched a lot of his fights over the years. You can take little bits from every fight, but stylistically, I believe I get a different Canelo than we’ve seen before, and vice versa.” confessed Smith.

Mayweather dominated Canelo each second of that fight. But, the Mexican boxer has only improved post that loss. He has an astonishing 53 wins and 1 loss to his boxing record. In fact, he beat Callum Smith’s brother, Liam Smith in 2016.

More than securing a win on Saturday, this will be a personal fight for Smith to avenge his brother’s loss.

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Can Callum Smith stun Canelo?

Considered as one of the brightest prospects of the sport, Callum Smith has a 27-0 record. He is the WBA and The Ring Super-middleweight champion and will collide with the current best pound for pound boxer, Saul Alvarez. He will defend both his belts and also look to capture the WBC super-middleweight belt on December 19.

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Smith has a height and reach advantage over his opponent. His power at this weight category is unquestionable, he likes to walk down his opponents and applies constant pressure with jabs and body shots. He’ll enjoy a significant advantage on these junctures before entering this high-profile battle.

BOLTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Callum Smith in action during the Callum Smith Media Workout on November 08, 2019 in Bolton, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The boxing fraternity believes Smith can be the one to hand over Saul his second professional boxing loss. This will be an enigmatic clash between two hungry fighters, waiting to get their hands on each other.

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Just like Floyd Mayweather, can Callum Smith dominate Canelo on Saturday night?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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