WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Shares a Special Moment With Teofimo Lopez After Beating Callum Smith

Published 12/20/2020, 1:54 AM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating 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


The Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith fight had a few high-profile names in attendance to witness the event. This included the likes of Errol Spence Jr, Demetrius Andrade, Teofimo Lopez, among others.

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In the end, Canelo beat the Englishman with a dominant performance to become the new WBA super-middleweight champion of the world. However, after the fight, Alvarez shared a special moment with his fellow Hispanic.

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

Before the main event, Lopez was interviewed on the broadcast. He said he was in attendance to show support to his ‘brother’ Canelo. And going by the performance is surely proud of the way the Mexican super-star went about his business.

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Alvarez then showed his appreciation after the fight when he shared a moment of respect with Lopez.

Video footage showed the pair hugging and having a chat. Lopez among the crowd; the Mexican was on his way to the dressing room. It appeared as though both fighters showed admiration for each other for their respective achievements.

READ: Canelo Alvarez Brutalizes Callum Smith to Win via Unanimous Decision – Targets Unification Bouts Next

Was Canelo Alvarez’s victory similar to Teofimo Lopez’s?

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Unlike Teofimo Lopez against Vasyl Lomachenko, Canelo Alvarez went into this fight as the favorite. Although Smith was the champion, many expected Canelo to win this fight.

So, this was a very different victory when compared to the young lightweight champion’s win. Lopez shocked the entire world with his triumph over Lomachenko in October.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating 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

However, both fighters are pound-for-pound stars and both possess insane power for their weight groups. So, the similarities are there for many to see. Lopez, however, is on his rise to stardom, whilst Canelo Alvarez has been at the pinnacle for years.

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Either way, it is clear to see the Mexican rates the 23-year-old fighter. Maybe this could be the start of a friendship between the two Hispanic boxers? What did you make of the interaction?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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