Callum Smith Doesn’t Think Anyone Beats Canelo Alvarez Right Now
Callum Smith isn’t convinced that anyone can defeat Canelo Alvarez going forward.
Smith shared the ring with Canelo back in December 2020. Smith put the WBA (Super) and The Ring Super-Middleweight Titles on the line. The vacant WBC Title was also up for grabs. Canelo ended up capturing the gold with a one-sided unanimous decision victory.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Smith discussed how Canelo was able to find success against him.
“He is very clever in terms of the jab. He walks you down. With anybody else, you would jab. But he wants you to jab because he’s a counter-puncher. So you don’t throw as many jabs and while you are waiting, he closes the space down without throwing anything. Then he jabs and hits you. You think: ‘How did that land?’
“He keeps you guessing all the time. You are hesitant. His best asset was his presence and his defense. He was so hard to hit clean. When I was throwing he was riding them, making me miss. You aren’t landing so you stop fully committing to shots. He takes away what you are good at.”
Smith went on to say that it’s difficult to see anyone being able to top Canelo anytime soon.
“I don’t think anyone beats him. He may only lose if he keeps going up in weight but he’s put a stop to that. His defense is just too good.”