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Canelo Alvarez Dominated Callum Smith In Easy Win

Canelo Alvarez Dominated Callum Smith In Easy Win

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Canelo Alvarez Dominated Callum Smith In Easy Win

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Canelo Alvarez Dominated Callum Smith In Easy Win

It was a matchup that looked decent on paper. But after twelve rounds Saturday night, Canelo Alvarez proved that wasn’t the case.

The WBC, WBA Super-middleweight titles were on the line and, Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) defeated previously unbeaten Callum Smith (27-1, 19KOs) by unanimous decision to close out the Alamodome Matchroom Boxing show Saturday night.

The fight’s final scores were 119-109  x2 and 117-111 in favor of Alvarez, who was in control from the opening bell.

All week long leading up to the fight, pictures were showing Smith tower over Alvarez, but the WBA champ couldn’t use that to keep Canelo at bay. This as Canelo could get inside and attack Smith almost at will and solidified becoming a four-division champion.

Next up for Alvarez is possibly a WBC mandatory title defense against Avni Yildirim within 90 days or risk being stripped of the recent vacated title. This after the WBC stripped former champ, David Benevaidez, for missing weight earlier this year.

So how much of one-way traffic was this? Per Compubox, Alvarez, who was fighting for the first time in 13 months, landed 57% of his power punches and out jabbed Smith 88- to 44.

61 of Canelo’s 126 landed power shots were body shots. And, Canelo’s 214 landed punches were the most punishment that Smith has ever dealt with as a pro.

Smth after the fight, took this one in stride, speaking with DAZN analyst Chris Mannix after the fight.

“He’s smart and clever. He sets little traps and keeps you thinking.” Smith said. “His jab was really good for a shorter guy, and he was hard to nail clean.” 

This was an absolute outside showing for Canelo, and he knew himself in the ring.  “One of the best nights for me, and I’ll be going for more.” Canelo said post-fight.

As mentioned earlier, the next bout could be Yildrim, or what was hinted at as well, a matchup with current IBF 168 lb. champion Caleb Plant. Plant is slated to be in action on  January 30th against Caleb Truax in Los Angeles.

But, that’s for next year.

For now, Alvarez reestablished that he’s the man to beat at Super Middleweight.

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Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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