Ryan Garcia Says Canelo Alvarez Will ‘Beat the Living S**t Out of Callum Smith’

Published 12/19/2020, 9:41 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Ahead of his January 2 battle with Luke Campbell, ‘Ryan Garcia has opened up on his much-awaited fight. In a conversation with DAZN Boxing, Garcia shed some light on his teammate and mentor, Canelo Alvarez who will fight Callum Smith on December 19.

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“Canelo’s gonna do the same thing, beat the living s**t out of Callum Smith,” Garcia admitted.

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He further added, “Callum’s (Smith) gonna try to box, but Canelo hits too damn hard and we’re just at a different level. These guys are good, no doubt about it, but there’s a separation here and we’re going to make it very clear coming fight night.”

Garcia has been training alongside Alvarez for a while now. He has been learning extremely valuable lessons from the pound-for-pound king of boxing. Over the course of his observation, he admitted that there’s no one better than Canelo in the sport, and the Mexican will just keep on getting better.

‘KingRy’ asserted that Canelo’s vicious power will overshadow Smith and his performance. Canelo hits hard, and that’s what is going to cause problems for the Brit ahead of this fight. The WBC Silver lightweight champion is expecting an enthralling finish by Canelo, as is the norm.

Read – Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith: Undercard Predictions

Can Canelo Alvarez perform as predicted?

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A veteran and a long win-streak holder in the sport, Saul Alvarez has made a statement in professional boxing. He makes sure he is the favorite in every fight he enters. His ability to walk his opponents down, set them up for his slick combinations, and a cracking defense makes him stand apart from the rest in the world.

Callum Smith has taken this fight against the veteran on short notice. But, is it so easy to stand tall against Saul? Just like Garcia, many boxing fans believe this will be a one-sided affair. Canelo will not just dominate but give Smith a stern test.

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)

It will intrigue fans to see Canelo’s approach to overcome the height and reach disadvantage. TKO or a 12-round rally? How would you like to see this fight end?

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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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