By Carlos Costa
Mexican superstar Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, regarded by many fans as the world’s #1 pound for pound fighter, will clash against British world champion Callum Smith for the WBA super-middleweight world title on Saturday, December 19, the hugely popular Canelo has confirmed.
Callum Smith, a champion of the world boasting a perfect record of 27-0 with 19 KO’s, can’t wait to get in the right to trade bombs against the tough hard-punching bearded Mexican.
However, for many fans, the more-experienced Canelo has already battled more formidable, spine-chilling warriors, who on paper appear to be more dangerous than the Briton Callum Smith. Nevertheless, in boxing there are no small enemies.
Canelo’s outstanding resumé reflects 53 wins, only one defeat by points, which was 7 years ago to Floyd Mayweather, plus 2 draws and 36 victories by way of KO.
This rumble against Canelo is a marquee fight that the 6’3” 🇬🇧 Callum Smith has so intensively wanted. Finally he has finally got it. Will he win it, is the question.
With fans around the world, Canelo, a champion in 4 different weight divisions, from super welter to light heavyweight, has recently become a free-agent after settling a legal battle with his former promoter Golden Boy Promotions and with British streaming service DAZN.
Canelo now call his shots. He hasn’t fought in a year, wanting to make up for the wasted time, eager to climb the ring more often in 2021.
For that, he has to battle and beat Callum Smith.
Canelo Álvarez vs Callum Smith is expected to grab fans attention worldwide, becoming another blockbuster event for the popular Mexican superstar; and who will emerge victorious?
That’s what fans wonder as both 30-year-old fighters need the triumph whether by points or knockout.
Will power-puncher Canelo stop the skilled Briton world champion late in the fight, same as he did to the fearsome Russian “Krusher” Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas last year?
Or will the undefeated Liverpool-native Callum Smith rock and shock Canelo, generating one the biggest boxing upsets for 2020?
Is Callum Smith more lethal than Kovalev or Golovkin? I don’t think so. But in boxing anything can happen.
On December 19, we’ll find out.
The stellar clash is promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing live on DAZN.
May the Best Man Win.
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