‘I Am Devastated’ – Callum Smith Opens up on Loss to Canelo Alvarez

Published 12/20/2020, 1:18 AM CST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


Despite his best efforts and size advantage, Callum Smith failed to defend his WBA strap against the P4P king Canelo Alvarez tonight.

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The entire Alamodome Stadium saw the Brit being beaten up by Alvarez as the fight went the distance. Although ‘Mundo’ had his moments, they were pretty small before the mighty Alvarez. However, Callum Smith isn’t ready to make any excuses.

Following his maiden professional loss in his twenty-eighth fight, the Liverpudlian hailed Canelo Alvarez as the better man. That said, he envisions to go back and continue the grind in reclaiming the top spot.

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Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

‘Mundo’ had a dream to beat Alvarez and avenge his brother Liam Smith’s loss from 2016. Although he delivered to the extreme, it couldn’t get him the win. He was vexed after the fight, but sportingly accepted the outcome without any justifications.

Aft the post-fight interview, he said, “I am devastated…I come here to win, it wasn’t my night, few little things in it. It’s not even good tonight, fair play to him (Canelo).”

He added, “Yeah, no excuses. I will go and wait, how I feel. It’s dominance at 168, I used to be. But yeah, no excuses.”

How did Canelo Alvarez beat Callum Smith?

Through sheer technique and consistency, Alvarez outshone his Brit adversary. But, ‘Mundo’ might not know where he went wrong. According to him, Alvarez is smart and a clever puncher. Thus, it’s tough to face him.

The former WBA champion said, “He (Canelo) was the better man tonight.”

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Canelo Alvarez has now got his hands on the WBA and WBC super-middleweight belts. This has opened the door to some possible thrillers come 2021.

Meanwhile, Smith will try to reclaim his throne. It’s just a loss on his glittery boxing career, and fans will expect him to emerge stronger from his experience.

Do you think Callum Smith can become a world champion again?

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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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