‘I Know How Dangerous My Opponent Is’ – Canelo Alvarez Taking Callum Smith Seriously

Published 12/05/2020, 9:20 PM 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)


‘Saul’ Canelo Alvarez will collide with the undefeated Callum Smith on December 19. The Mexican is a veteran of the sport and will be expected to put on a show in this WBA middleweight title fight as well. Many fans predict that Smith will use his height and reach to present ‘Canelo’ with some real problems in this fight.

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Canelo Alvarez was in a conversation with promoter Eddie Hearn on FIGHTHYPE.COM. He discussed his much-awaited battle against Smith on December 19 and his approach towards the fight.

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Alvarez voiced, “He’s a tall fighter, which is obviously an advantage for him, and, on top of that he’s a strong fighter who’s smart and knows what he’s doing in the ring. That makes him a little bit more dangerous, but at my level I have to be able to adapt to all styles and sizes. So I know how dangerous my opponent is, and we’re conscious of that, but we’re ready to overcome this big challenge.”

The Mexican being in his prime of the career doesn’t seem to take his opponents lightly. He credited Smith as the best in the 168-pound division. Furthermore, he confessed that an opponent like Smith motivated him to cement his place as one of the finest boxers in the world.

Canelo last fought in 2019. He secured a win over Sergey Kovalev with a vicious KO. He will be extremely pumped to enter this charismatic matchup on December 19 to conclude the year.

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Canelo Alvarez or Callum Smith? Who has an upper hand in this fight?

Canelo Alvarez is a true ‘OG’ of the sport, the 30-year-old exhibits an astonishing pro-Boxing record of 53 wins and just a single loss. The champion has beaten the likes of everyone he’s faced except for the ‘Money’ Floyd Mayweather.

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His high-time experience in the sport makes him stand apart from the rest of his opponents. That makes every challenger raise their game when they step into the ring against him.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The undefeated Callum Smith possesses a pro-boxing record of 27 wins and 0 losses. He has a 70% knockout ratio and has an extensive reach. Going into this fight, the Brit will have a significant height advantage. The duo shares an orthodox stance and will look to capitalize on each other’s mistakes inside the ring.

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Fans expect an absolute war on December 19 and hope to see the best man getting his hand raised. How would Canelo fare against Callum Smith in this battle? Who are you rooting for?

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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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